June 22, 2017

Fighting Interest Rates with Bond Ladders

Citing moderate economic growth, solid labor statistics and increased inflation, the Federal Reserve increased interest rates by 25 basis points last quarter. In an effort to normalize policy after nearly a decade of historically low rates, the Fed is expected to continue to raise rates. As a result, investors are worried about the potential for […]

May 03, 2017

Industry Trend: Fund Firms Use Podcasts to Showcase Intellectual Capital

Podcasts are a popular marketing tool for many brands, and fund firms are taking note. Edison Research’s 2016 The Infinite Dial study specifies that podcast listening grew 23% between 2015 and 2016. Key contributors to this meteoric rise include the increase in smartphone ownership and the popularization of streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify. […]

March 01, 2017

As MFEA Digital Council Approaches, Interactive Content Shines

As the Senior Analyst of the Asset Management team at Corporate Insight, I’m eagerly awaiting MFEA’s Digital Council conference on March 8 – 9, in Denver, Colorado. Some of this year’s topics that seem particularly interesting are: how to leverage social media marketing opportunities, best practices for workflow automation and the importance of customer centered […]

January 11, 2017

Mutual Fund Monitor Awards: American Funds, Fidelity and Vanguard Offer Top Educational Resources

In Corporate Insight’s annual Mutual Fund Monitor Awards, we recently recognized American Funds, Fidelity and Vanguard for having the top financial education resources in the industry. Leaders in the mutual fund space offer well-written investing tips, portfolio guidance, tools and calculators as well as identify best practices across a wide variety of topics from college […]

February 09, 2016

2015 Gold Monitor Award Winners: Mutual Funds

Corporate Insight’s 2015 Monitor Awards are out! The awards honor financial services firms for excellence in the online user experience they offer prospects, clients and advisors. Throughout the month of February, we will be releasing a series of slide decks highlighting the firms that received Gold Monitor Awards. Each of the nine slide decks will focus on […]

July 23, 2015

Around the Industry: Thornburg Investment Management

Corporate Insight’s Around the Industry blog series reviews public websites and digital resources offered by leading financial services firms that fall outside of our Monitor Services coverage groups. After a site revamp in the fourth quarter of 2014, we examine Thornburg Investment Management’s public investor site, a firm we first examined in June 2013.   Thornburg […]

February 26, 2014

2013 Gold Monitor Award Winners: Mutual Funds

Corporate Insight's 2013 Monitor Awards are out! The awards honor financial services firms for excellence in the online user experience they offer prospects, clients and advisors. Throughout the month of February, we will be releasing a series of slide decks highlighting the firms that received Gold Monitor Awards. Each of the nine slide decks will focus on a specific industry within financial services. The Mutual Fund Monitor Awards recognize leading mutual fund issuers for excellence in the online user experience they offer their prospects and clients. Mutual Fund Monitor Awards are given out across six categories: • Public Homepage • Investor Performance Reporting • Retirement Centers • Product Pages • Fund Screeners • Navigation