There are hundreds of asset managers in the investment industry that have the goal of helping investors succeed in reaching their goals. The MFEA is a community comprised of leading investment management firms. These leaders keep pace with the diverse demands of serving investors and advisors through numerous channels of their business.

There are a variety of perspectives and educational resources included below.


Active/Passive

No Middle Ground: Passive, or Truly Active and Diversified

Thornburg Investment Management shares how academic research suggests that actively managed funds that have high Active Share on average outperform index returns.

Death of Active Management Has Been Exaggerated

Passive investing not only is here to stay, but it seems likely to grow and grab market share. Federated Investors shares how long-term diversified investors should also consider making room for active investments in their portfolios.

What's in Your Index?

Heartland Funds shares how the value of the active approach is often overlooked in the debate between active and passive management.

Investing Outlooks

Gold: The Love Trade vs. The Fear Trade

How is gold expected to benefit from rising incomes in emerging markets? U.S. Global Investors provides insight and more on gold investing.

Faced with Increased Volatility, Institutions Embrace Risk

Institutional investors are reevaluating investment strategies and resetting market assumptions amid political and economic uncertainty, according to a new study by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Dispelling the Myths of International Investing

Fidelity shares how there are multiple reasons to consider an increased allocation to this often-misunderstood asset class. 

IRAs

Choosing an IRA That's Right For You

Depending on which type of IRA you choose, Janus Henderson discusses additional opportunities for tax-deferred or tax-free earnings on your contributions.

Nine compelling reasons to consider a Roth IRA

Fidelity shares how to get tax-free growth potential, tax-free withdrawals, no required distributions, and more.

Don't Delay Contributing to Your IRA

T. Rowe Price explains how investors have the potential to earn thousands more in tax-deferred savings by moving their contribution up earlier in the year.

Income and Retirement

The Case for Multifactor Investing

John Hancock presents a framework for identifying factors worth pursuing, structuring portfolios to pursue them, and implementing them in a cost

Deconstructing Dividends: A Closer Look at the Virtues of Dividend-Paying Stocks

Westcore Funds presents compelling evidence as to why small- and mid-cap dividend-paying stocks should be part of a diversified portfolio.

Micro-Cap Investing

Westcore Funds shares insight into how micro-cap stocks, the smallest publicly traded companies, present a unique opportunity for long-term investors.

Taxes

Investing & Taxes

Taxes can have a big impact to your bottom line. American Century discusses the importance of understanding how tax rules and concepts affect your investments.

Discount Munis: What You Need to Know About Taxes

Charles Schwab discusses how investors may think of muni bonds as being tax-free, but buying munis at a discount could produce taxable gains.