Mutual Fund Company List

Mutual Fund Directory | 2016

Mutual Fund Directory Ranked By Assets Under Management (AUM)

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Company Name Assets Under
(AUM) In
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1Black Rock Funds$4,500.0Request info...9/30/2015
2Vanguard$3,000.0Request info...12/4/2015
3State Street Global Advisors$2,200.0Request info...9/30/2015
4Fidelity Investments$2,078.0Request info...9/30/2015
5JP Morgan$1,700.0Request info...9/30/2015
6BNY Mellon (Dreyfus)$1,600.0Request info...9/30/2015
7American Funds Investments/PIMCO$1,300.0Request info...5/31/2015
8Wells Fargo Advantage Funds$1,000.0Request info...9/30/2015
9Prudential Investments$1,000.0Request info...9/30/2015
10Natixis Global Associates$865.9Request info...9/30/2015
11Sun Life Gobal Investments
+ MFS (CAN)*
$846.0Request info...9/30/2015
12TIAA-CREF (purchased Nuveen)$834.0Request info...9/30/2015
13Deutsche Asset Management$812.5Request info...9/30/2015
14Ameriprise Financial$800.0Request info...3/30/2015
15Invesco$791.1Request info...12/9/2015
16Franklin Templeton$763.0Request info...12/31/2015
17T Rowe Price$725.5Request info...9/30/2015
18AXA$725.1Request info...6/30/2015
19Legg Mason$691.4Request info...11/30/2015
20Goldman Sachs Asset Management$689.0Request info...1/5/2016
21TD Ameritrade$667.0Request info...9/30/2015
22UBS$652.0Request info...9/30/2015
23BNP Paribas$551.6Request info...9/30/2015
24RBC Global Wealth (CAN)$526.1Request info...12/31/2015
25Mainstay Capital/NYLife$526.0Request info...3/31/2015
26Principal Financial Group$516.2Request info...12/3/2015
27BofA Merrill Lynch$494.04/14/2015
28Voya (ING)$480.3Request info...12/1/2015
29Allianz Global Investors/PIMCO$477.0Request info...9/30/2015
30Alliance Bernstein$462.9Request info...9/30/2015
31LPL Financial (Note: advisory funds only)$461.8Request info...9/30/2015
32Aberdeen Asset Management (UK)$429.7Request info...9/30/2015
33Dimensional Fund Advisers$418.0Request info...1/5/2016
34Morgan Stanley$404.0Request info...9/30/2015
35AVIVA$379.6Request info...4/30/2015
36Aegon$370.4Request info...9/30/2015
37Federated Investors$351.0Request info...12/31/2015
38Nomura Asset Management$319.0Request info...6/30/2015
39Eaton Vance Distributors$312.6Request info...9/30/2015
40Lizard Mgmt Group$304.0Request info...1/5/2016
41Julius Baer Securities$284.7Request info...6/30/2015
42Dodge & Cox$270.0Request info...12/31/2015
43Frank Russell Investments (Northwestern Mutual)$266.0Request info...6/30/2015
44Charles Schwab$264.4Request info...11/30/2015
45Pioneer + (Santander)$244.1Request info...9/30/2015
46Guggenheim Partners$240.0Request info...12/31/2015
47Neuberger Berman$237.0Request info...9/30/2015
48Oppenheimer Funds$232.0Request info...9/30/2015
49Babson Capital Management$223.0Request info...9/30/2015
50Nuveen Investments (now TIAA Cref)$222.8Request info...9/30/2015
51FIS$200.0Request info...9/30/2015
52Carlyle Group$188.0Request info...9/30/2015
53Janus Capital Group$185.0Request info...9/30/2015
54Estancia Capital Mgmt$182.0Request info...1/5/2016
55TCW Group$179.6Request info...9/30/2015
56American Century Investments (Normra to buy 41%)$141.0Request info...9/30/2015
57IGM Financial$127.0Request info...1/5/2016
58Lord Abbett & Co$125.5Request info...12/31/2015
59Putnam Investments$125.0Request info...1/7/2016
60Blue Crest Capital (closing?)$111.0Request info...1/2/2015
61Waddell & Reed$106.2Request info...9/30/2015
62Artisan Partners Financial$99.8Request info...12/31/2015
63First Eagle Funds Distributors$92.0Request info...12/31/2015
64Doubleline$81.0Request info...9/30/2015
65John Hancock Funds (CAN)$80.0Request info...11/30/2015
66MAN Group$76.8Request info...9/30/2015
67The Hartford$76.3Request info...6/30/2015
68Oakmark Funds$75.0Request info...12/31/2015
69TransAmerica Funds$74.4Request info...9/30/2015
70TPG Capital$74.3Request info...6/30/2015
71William Blair Funds$62.6Request info...9/30/2015
72Brown Brothers Harriman$62.0Request info...1/4/2016
73MacKenzie Investments (CAN)$61.7Request info...12/31/2015
74US Bancorp$59.0Request info...9/30/2015
75Thornburg Asset Management$55.0Request info...9/30/2015
76Sterling Capital (BB&T)$50.0Request info...9/30/2015
77Och-Ziff$44.6Request info...1/1/2016
78Ivy Funds$41.0Request info...3/31/2015
79Gabelli Investors$39.6Request info...9/30/2015
80Davis Select Advisers$36.8Request info...1/4/2016
81Virtus Investment Partners$28.8Request info...12/31/2015
82Scout Investments$28.0Request info...9/30/2015
83Matthews Asia Funds$25.5Request info...12/31/2015
84USAA Investment Management$22.9Request info...12/31/2015
85Tweedy Browne Co$21.9Request info...9/30/2015
86Reams Asset Mgmt$21.3Request info...9/30/2015
87RS Investments$20.4Request info...1/7/2016
88Royce Funds$18.5Request info...12/31/2015
89Touchstone Investments$14.8Request info...1/7/2016
90MetLife$13.6Request info...3/31/2015
91Calvert Funds$13.0Request info...9/30/2015
92Avenue Capital Management$12.7Request info...9/30/2015
93Ariel Investments$10.0Request info...1/7/2016
94Kelso & Company$7.9Request info...1/5/2016
95Aston Funds$6.3Request info...12/31/2014
96Heartland Advisors$5.4Request info...1/7/2016
97Saturna Capital$3.8Request info...12/31/2015
98Cornerstone Financial Advisors$0.8Request info...12/31/2015
99All$0.0Request info...

Is a Backup Plan a smart move?

You diversify your portfolio already to reduce risk. So in times of uncertainty like these, why not diversify your holding into another mutual fund company or two? Unless you are 100% satisfied with your mutual fund provider or are related to your broker, it makes sense to have a secondary mutual fund provider. Why?

  • If your favorite broker leaves, the accurate investment advice drops noticeably all of the sudden or the level of custoInvesting in 2013mer
  • service drops, you want to have one or two  secondary companies already  in place to move your money to maximize your return and safety.
  • I think it’s better to pit two or three companies against each other. Let them know you are doing it. Then at the end of the year, let them all know the results. This will make them work harder for you. The ones that don’t work hard will speak volumes. Having a company you are paying that is not working as hard as possible for you is not a company you want to trust with your financial life and future lifestyle.
  • The profit margins in the mutual fund industry are large. Many companies out there are hungry for new business and you can get some deals. After all, it’s about increasing your wealth to protect your lifestyle and the security of your family.
  • Finally, hopefully there will never be a Berny Madoff situation, but are you willing to bet your and your family’s financial life on that? It only takes one or two very smart bad apples behind the scenes to ruin people’s lives forever. Another reason to diversify.

 Why Mutual Funds?

Like in Vegas, you and most people can hit it big every now and then. However, the Fund Managers have such an advantage in information, key contacts and vast resources over individual investors it’s not even close. Also like in Vegas, your best odds are 48.5%. In other words, Since they are not even 50%, you lose over time and the house always wins. Mutual Funds even the playing field for the individual investor in two ways:

1. They spread your micro-economic risk by spreading your investment over many stocks so if one tanks your overall investment is not devastated and

2. You let the Fund Manager work for you instead of against you.

This greatly simplifies your job as an individual investor. Now you only have to pick the segment of the global economy that you think will be improving then your mutual fund company, and the fund to meet your goals. So you need to decide if the growth areas will be:

Small Cap, Mid Cap, Large Cap, Bonds, Far East, Pacific Rim, China, Europe, South America, Hi Tech, High Beta, Utilities, High Grade Investment Bonds, Junk Bonds, …….

And what mix of each? You don’t need to be keeping tabs on the latest law suit of XYZ’s consumer division or another company’s inventory level. Let the Fund Managers do that part. They can do it better than you. That’s the benefit of investing in mutual fund companies.

As An Example

When Morgan Stanley announced they are laying off 1,600 workers.  According to their website, they have not put out a Foreclosure optionspress release as of 1/10/13 which is odd. I’m sure things are a little crazy there right now, which is my point. However, once they send it out I’m sure it will say something like, “We value our customers and our service to them will not be affected.”

  • It’s not just Morgan Stanley, other mutual fund and brokerage companies are reducing expenses including layoffs in 2012/2013 and they will also say something like, “our customer service will not be affected.” Of course, in reality this is virtually impossible.
  • If your company’s level of service drops off at no fault of the people you like, it may affect you and your portfolio you have with your current mutual fund provider.
  • Some companies will figure it out but most will not and cause you to suffer if yours starts to struggle. You need to consider being proactive by starting relationships with the companies who have figured it out from return, risk and customer service point of view.
  • Will your primary brokerage company like the backup plan? Nope but “tuff!”  If they know you have researched other companies per below, they may offer you some extra incentive to stay. Hence, using the easy research tool below is an easy way to make and save money.

About the Author

An entrepreneur at heart, Mike Dunn launched his first computer training and software development business when he was just 21 years old. With Bachelor’s degrees in both Finance and Information Systems with minors in Economics and Psychology, Dunn embarked on a sales career for AT&T/BellSouth. He soared to the top of his field, matching customers’ corporate goals and objectives to bleeding-edge technology. He has leveraged his 20+ years of leadership in the sales field to help others succeed through his training company, As a thought leader in Internet-related finance, Dunn has been at the forefront of recognizing and acting on game-changing strategies. He melds his expertise in sales and finance in order to quantify return on investment for what Nassim Taleb termed Black Swan Events. Dunn’s current project, Mutual Fund Marketing, focuses on helping Mutual Fund Companies leverage Social Media/Call Center and Mutual Funds sales best practices into a powerful combination to help mutual fund companies achieve and exceed their corporate metrics and goals. Follow him on twitter for the latest updates in the mutual fund industry at “mutualfundmike”.

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