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 and Passive

Inflows, Indexes and the Future: Trends in Active and Passive

Charles Schwab explains how active and passive strategies complement each other well, and fill equally important roles in a portfolio.

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.

Investing Outlooks

Secular Outlook for Global Growth: 2017-2036

Fidelity shares how slower growth is expected to result in a lower-than-historical-average interest-rate climate and be less of a tailwind to equities.

2017 Fixed Income Mid-Year Review

Dodge & Cox takes a look at the factors that influenced bond markets over the first half of the year.

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.

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

How to Choose a Mutual Fund

These useful tips from Nationwide can help you pick the right mutual fund investment for your financial goals.

Plan For The Future

MFS explains how living longer could make retirement more expensive for women. 

Top 7 Retirement Life Hacks

No matter how near or far you are from retirement, American Century shares how saving for your future should be a priority. It is never too late to start, and these retirement life hacks may help make it more doable.

Taxes

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.