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

Using Active, Passive & Smart Beta

Investors may be missing out on the strengths offered by both active and passive management, as well as the unique hybrid features of smart beta.

What is Strategic Beta?

Leveraging goals of both active and passive management, strategic beta may be an attractive alternative for investors seeking inexpensive, diversified equity exposure with market-beating potential.

Comparing Active and Passive ETFs

Did you know there are active and passive ETF’s? Natixis provides a helpful summary.

Investing Outlooks

Four Considerations for Muni Investors

Learn how tax reform, state and local pension problems, rising interest rates and new government regulations are affecting the municipal bond market outlook.

Q2 Outlook

Nuveen assesses the market cycle, global economies and valuations for investors who are looking ahead.

Six Emerging Markets in Europe

With volatility returning to domestic equities, investors might consider increasing their exposure to foreign markets, specifically emerging Europe.


Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA

Which IRA is a better match for you?

What is a Traditional IRA?

An explanation on the basics of a traditional IRA.

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.

Income and Retirement

Defining a Target Date Fund Glide Path

John Hancock explains what a target date fund is and how a glide path fits into the equation.

Key Questions in the Countdown to Retirement

Take a look at this retirement countdown to help you more clearly define how you want to spend your time, money, and energy during the next chapter in your life.

Using HSA's for Retirement Savings

Learn why health savings accounts may offer significant savings potential with tax efficiency.


Tax Reform & the Muni Market

How might the new tax law affect supply and demand in the market?

10 Facts About the New Tax Law

Every investor needs to know about the changes in the new tax law. Here are the highlights

How the New Tax Law Affects Roth IRAs

Find out what will remain the same and change for Roth IRAs.


Understanding ETF Liquidity

What you need to know about the three levels of ETF liquidity.

What to Know about Investing in China

Get an update from Aberdeen Standard on China›s economy, growth potential and the possible effects of the U.S. tariff talks.

Five ESG Investment Ideas Inspired by Earth Day

Five ways in which ESG factors can be used to identify solid investments that care for the future of our environment.