Articles by Carolyn Marsh

Two Reasons Automation Is Not Such a Threat

By Carolyn Marsh on April 30, 2019
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Automation is something of a dirty word. As a general trend, it’s met with worry more often than with enthusiasm. Trust in automation is very, very low. For instance, a 2017 study from Pew asked Americans…

Giving ETFs the Commodity-Marketing Treatment

By Carolyn Marsh on April 2, 2019
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The price wars in ETFs are raging on. Last month, online lending platform SoFi launched the first no-fee ETF in a disruptive move to the industry. It was bound to happen, since Fidelity got into the…

Show, Don’t Tell: 10 Times ESG Managers Used Stories

By Carolyn Marsh on February 18, 2019
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ESG content marketers have a good thing going. The zeitgeist is in their favor, and interest in sustainable investing is high. But it’s more than that: ESG managers have markedly more interesting topics to cover than…

Your Compliance Team’s 2019 Resolution

By Carolyn Marsh on December 10, 2018
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January 1, 2021 is the first date that your 40-Act funds can switch from shareholder report delivery (printed or electronic) to a new online publication process known as “notice-and-access.” Notice-and-access is just as it sounds: investment…

No-fee funds: Will we all be working for free soon?

By Carolyn Marsh on September 24, 2018
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There was a giant whooshing sound this month in the capital markets – the sound of nearly $1 billion flowing into the two zero-fee index funds launched in August by Fidelity. For their second act, the…

Can’t buy me love, say HNW clients

By Carolyn Marsh on July 25, 2018
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The latest CapGemini World Wealth Report is out, and it’s full of cheery news – rich people are richer than ever, and globally, there are more of them than ever before. The last two years have…

What the big names are saying about the DOL rule

By Carolyn Marsh on June 4, 2018
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With the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule in purgatory via court ruling and President Trump’s call for a review of the rule, investors are looking ahead to the SEC’s newly proposed code of conduct rule….