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Mutual Fund Directory | 2021

Top 100 Mutual Fund Companies Ranked by AUM

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Current information on investment companies and economic analysis to help investors – Updated 12/21/20 
 
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Ranked by
AUM
on 12/21/20
Company NameAUMDate Click to get
Company
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1Black Rock Funds$7,080.409/30/2020AUM is up .24 Trillion in Q3Request info...
2Vanguard$5,700.009/30/2020Lost 1/2 Trillion in AUM so far in 2020.Request info...
3Charles Schwab$4,280.007/30/2020Purchased TD Ameritrade (TD numbers NOT included in this Schwab AUM update)Request info...
4Fidelity Investments$3,310.009/30/2020Fidelity settles 401k class-action lawsuit for $28.5 million.Request info...
5State Street Global Advisors$3,150.009/30/2020SEC fined State Street $40 million and possible $380 million in repayments. AUM up $550 B.Request info...
6JP Morgan$2,600.009/30/2020JP Morgan fined $1.5 Million for overcharges by SECRequest info...
7Capital Group$2,100.009/30/2020Wins 13 Lipper awards. 3/6/20Request info...
8Amundi Asset Mgmt$2,029.639/30/2020Amundi to acquire Banco Sabadell Asset Management divisionRequest info...
9PIMCO$2,020.0011/15/2020Owned by Allianz. AUM up 10%.Request info...
10BNY Mellon (Dreyfus)$2,000.009/30/2020$875K FINRA Fine. 7/7/20.Request info...
11Prudential Investments$1,648.0011/3/2020FINRA fine of $1 Million for lax recordsRequest info...
12Franklin Templeton$1,466.7011/30/2020AUM nmbers include Legg Mason.Request info...
13Legal & General Investments$1,341.009/30/2020Invests into Australian mortgage businessRequest info...
14T Rowe Price$1,310.009/30/2020"T. Rowe Price led a new funding $1.3 B round for the start-up, a potential competitor to Tesla that was already backed by Amazon and Ford." per NY Times. AUM up 10%.Request info...
15TD Ameritrade (Schwab)$1,300.006/30/2020Purchased by Charles Schwab on 10/6/20 for $26 Billion.Request info...
16Invesco$1,206.209/30/2020Invesco to pay $105 million in finesRequest info...
17Sun Life Global Investments$1,186.309/30/2020Sun Life Global Investments reduces select mutual funds' management fees. AUM level.Request info...
18TIAA / Nuveen$1,100.009/30/2020TIAA closes life insurance divisionRequest info...
19BofA Merrill Lynch$1,080.009/30/2020FINRA fine of $150,000 for Merrill Lynch on 5/13/20
20Natixis Global Associates$1,067.309/30/2020Natixis fights 2019 French regulator $3M fine. AUM up.Request info...

21Northern Trust$1,000.009/30/2020$250 Million cost cutting program has started. AUM up 5%.Request info...
22Wellington Management$1,000.009/30/2020Focuses on climate change issues for giving and PRRequest info...
23UBS$980.009/30/2020UBS fined $10 Million by SEC. AUM up.Request info...
24Insight Investors$945.709/30/2020Expands Phoenix Headquarters. Insight Acquires French Digital Consulting Company vNext. AUM up 10%Request info...
25Raymond James$930.009/30/2020$47,500 FINRA fine.Request info...
26DWS | Deutsche Asset Management$926.899/30/2020Rebranding to "DWS". AUM up 8% after a bad year.Request info...
27Ameriprise Financial$900.006/30/2020FINRA fines Ameriprise $850K. AUM up 12%.Request info...
28Goldman Sachs Asset Management$874.004/30/2019Fined $130,000 by FINRA on 12/19/2019. The 4/30/2019 AUM update date is correct.Request info...
29AXA$866.006/30/2020FINRA fines AXA $772,000Request info...
30Manulife Asset Mgmt$832.009/30/2020AUM up 12%.Request info...
31Legg Mason (Franklin Temp$787.406/30/2020Purchased by Franklin TempletonRequest info...
32Empower$709.209/30/2020Empower Retirement, was named 2020 Retirement Leader of the Year in the annual Mutual Fund Industry AwardsRequest info...
33Standard Life Aberdeen (UK)$667.526/30/2020AUM drops againRequest info...
34Morgan Stanley$665.006/30/2020$5 M SEC fine on 9/30/20. $175k FINRA fine and $774k restitution on 8/12/20. Buying Eaton Vance for $7 Billion.Request info...
35Affiliated Managers Group (AMG)$654.009/30/2020AMG Elects Dwight D. Churchill as Chairman of its Board of DirectorsRequest info...
36MetLife$651.109/30/2020SEC fine for $10 millionRequest info...
37AllianceBernstein$631.009/30/2020Paid a $51k self-reported fine.Request info...
38Federated Hermes (was Federated Investors)$615.009/30/2020Purchased Hermes and rebranded to Federated HermesRequest info...
39Geode Capital Management$612.009/30/2020AUM up 10%.Request info...
40Wells Fargo Advisors$607.009/30/2020SEC fines Wells Fargo $3 Billion.Request info...
41The Blackstone Group$584.009/30/2020Blackstone acquires battery energy storage pioneerRequest info...
42Brookfield Asset Management$575.009/30/2020Brookfield acquires India telecom towersRequest info...
43Nomura Asset Management$540.006/30/2020FINRA fines Nomura $300,000 on 12/9/19. Tries to rebound from 2018 losses and 2019 layoffs. AUM is up.Request info...
44BNP Paribas$532.409/30/2020FINRA fine of $200,000 on 7/3/20.Request info...
45MFS Investment Management$528.006/30/2020Owned by Sun Life FinancialRequest info...
46Dimensional Fund Advisors$527.009/30/2020Dimensional will open its new East Coast headquarters in Charlotte.Request info...
47Eaton Vance Distributors$515.0010/31/2020Being purchased by Morgan Stanley.Request info...
48Principal Financial Group$507.309/30/2020Voted best place to work in the money management space.
49Columbia Threadneedle$498.009/30/2020Commits to sponsor Boston Marathon through 2023Request info...
50Credit Sussie$495.819/30/2020Paying 6.5 Million in fines from FINRARequest info...
51AVIVA Investors$495.266/30/2020Aviva Investors expands real estate development teamRequest info...
52Julius Baer Securities$466.859/30/2020Concerned about Kairos outflows (Italy)Request info...
53Aegon$414.906/30/2020Aegon mourns the loss of Jesús QuintanalRequest info...
54Apollo Management$414.006/30/2020Apollo Global Management Announces New $500 Million Share Repurchase Authorization March 12, 2020Request info...
55LPL Financial$406.009/30/2020Former LPL broker suspended and fined $10k by FINRA for overstating cllents net worth.Request info...
56Robeco/ORIX$400.009/30/2020Robeco rebranded to ORIX. Owned by AXARequest info...
57RBC Global Wealth (CAN)$391.359/30/2020RBC to pay $3.9 million fine by SEC.Request info...
58Janus Henderson Group$358.309/30/2020Fined $2.35 million for overchargingRequest info...
59Neuberger Berman$357.006/30/2020Buying Dyal Capital PartnersRequest info...
60Barings$354.009/30/2020Barings makes a bet as it enters the risky 5G market with Majority Stake Acquisition in Gigasphere Holdings LLCRequest info...
61E-Trade$346.006/30/2020Being purchased by Morgan Stanley. $2.25 M FINRA fine on 9/2/20.Request info...
62SEI Investments$330.009/30/2020SEI Again Recognized for Award-Winning Fund Performance in 2019
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63Dodge & Cox$324.006/30/2020Request info...
64Edward Jones$320.003/31/2020Edward Jones Financial Advisors Rate Firm Highest in Overall Employee Advisor Satisfaction, According to J.D. PowerRequest info...
65Loomis Sayles & Co$303.609/30/2020Owned by Natixis. AUM is up 10%.Request info...
66Guggenheim Partners$295.009/30/2020Walsh Named Among the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. FinanceRequest info...
67Stifel Financial Corp$290.0012/31/2019"FINRA Press Release" (on the June 2020 FINRA page) FINRA fine of $3.6 million for Stifel.Request info...
68Frank Russell Investments$284.806/30/2020TA Associates and Reverence Capital Partners Complete Acquisition of Russell Investments from London Stock Exchange GroupRequest info...
69New York Life/Mainstay$268.009/30/2020Senior leadership changes in progressRequest info...
70BMO Global Asset Group$259.006/30/2020$40k FINRA fine. 7/12/20.Request info...
71TCW Group$235.009/30/2020AUM is up 10%. Nippon Life buys 25% stake in TCW.Request info...
72KKR$234.009/30/2020"Investors with an institutional vision" Request info...
73Carlyle Group$230.009/30/2020Glenn Youngkin to retire as co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, Kewsong Lee will remain as CEORequest info...
74Voya (ING)$230.006/30/2020FINRA fined Voya $125,982Request info...
75Pictet$225.009/30/2020Pictet raises EUR700 million for first real estate fund and completes two transactionsRequest info...
76BrightSphere$225.006/30/2020Divesting two affilates.Request info...
77Lord Abbett & Co$210.109/30/2020Lord Abbett Continues to Light the Way for LGBTQ+ InclusionRequest info...
78Lazard Mgmt. Group$202.109/30/2020Downsizing in progress. AUM is up.Request info...
79Putnam Investments$188.0011/30/2020Fund Ranked #1 out of Nearly 300 Funds in the Core Bond CategoryRequest info...
80Conning$187.909/30/2020Conning Completes Strategic Investment in Global EvolutionRequest info...
81American Century Investments$178.0010/2/2020Purchased by Capitial GroupRequest info...
82Southeastern Asset Management$160.803/30/2020Southeastern Asset Management has a new CEORequest info...
83Hines$144.109/30/2020Focus on RE investingRequest info...
84Victory Capital$142.509/30/2020Still incorporating USAA's investment business.Request info...
85Doubleline$141.009/30/2020Jeffrey Gundlach has become the face of Doubleline.Request info...
86OakTree$140.009/30/2020AUM is up 10%.Request info...
87GAM Investors$136.109/30/2020Changed brand from Gabelli Investors to "GAM". Fined $500k by Swiss regulator. AUM is up 5%.Request info...
88Fisher Investments$135.009/30/2020Potential $2.5 million in regulary fines for Berthel Fisher. AUM up 10%.Request info...
89Artisan Partners Financial$131.5010/31/2020Steady AUM growthRequest info...
90The Hartford$122.109/30/2020The Hartford Donates $1M To U.S. Small Businesses To Aid In COVID-19 RecoveryRequest info...
91Virtus Investment Partners$116.509/30/2020Virtus Investment Partners and AllianzGI announce US strategic partnershipRequest info...
92MAN Group$113.009/30/2020Man Group appoints John Cryan as ChairmanRequest info...
93US Bancorp$112.006/30/2020SEC fines US Bancorp $15 Million.Request info...
94Bridgewater Associates$98.906/30/2020The worlds largest hedge fund takes a huge hit from pandemic.Request info...
95IG Wealth Management$95.8010/31/2020Purchased Mackenzie. AUM up. Rebranding from IGW to IG Wealth Mgmt.Request info...
96LSV Asset Management$92.009/30/2020"Behavioral Finance & bottoms up approach"Request info...
97Swiss Life Asset Mgmt$87.806/30/2020Request info...
98Harris Associates$86.009/30/2020Owned by NatixisRequest info...
99Robert W Baird & Co$85.0011/30/2020FINRA fined Robert W Baird $150,000Request info...
100TPG Capital$85.009/30/2020Owned by Tarrant Capital GroupRequest info...
101Sterling Capital$70.0012/14/2020AUM up 18%. FINRA fine for BB&T Securities for $47.500 on 5/7/20. Plus, 5/18/20 Suntrust (Truist) had a $50,000 FINRA fine and paid $584,466 in restitution.Request info...
102Waddell & Reed$67.909/30/2020Is looking to move the HQ somewhere in Missouri to save costsRequest info...
103Fort Washington Advisors$62.509/30/2020Owned by Western SouthernRequest info...
104William Blair Funds$61.709/30/2020William Blair passed on 11/21/19. AUM up 10%.Request info...
105Quilter (was Old Mutual)$60.219/30/2020Quilter to sell the life insurance division for $555.7 million.Request info...
106Brown Brothers Harriman$54.009/30/2020BBH Capital Partners Completes Investment In Bradford Airport LogisticsRequest info...
107Fortress Investment Group$49.909/30/2020Fortress Investment Group Sells Long Beach Airport Plaza Office PropertiesRequest info...
108Oakmark Funds$47.509/30/2020Owned by Natixis via Harris AssociatesRequest info...
109Pzena$40.7011/30/2020Pzena internally re-organizing with restructuring and buyouts Q1 2020.Request info...
110Thornburg Asset Management$40.5212/31/2019Thornburg Appoints Ben Kirby and Jeff Klingelhofer as Co-Heads of InvestmentsRequest info...
111Robinhood Financial$40.006/30/2020$65 Million dollar FINRA fine. 12/17/20. Yikes.Request info...
112Causeway Capital Management$38.509/30/2020AUM is down.Request info...
113Sculptor | Och-Ziff$36.4012/1/2020Rebranding from Och-Zill to "Sculptor"Request info...
114AGF Management Limited$36.3010/31/2020Kevin McCreadie Announces Changes to AGF’s Senior Leadership TeamRequest info...
115Impax Asset Group$31.2011/30/2020Buying PAX with 9.4 Billion in AUMRequest info...
116Oppenheimer Funds$26.709/30/2020Purchased by Invesco. Fined $85,000 and to pay 3.8 million in restitution by FINRA on 12/20/19.Request info...
117Matthews Asia Funds$26.509/30/2020Matthews Asia Hires Lindsay Wright as Head of Asia and Global Chief Operating OfficerRequest info...
118Ares Management$26.309/30/2020SEC fines Ares $1 MillionRequest info...
119Dyal Capital Partners$21.909/30/2020Purchased by Neuberger BermanRequest info...
120Reams Asset Mgmt.$21.509/30/2020Purchased by Raymond JamesRequest info...
121Manning & Napier$19.2010/31/2020"Manning & Napier loses two PMs, liquidate three funds", per CitywireRequest info...
122Mercer Advisors$18.506/30/2020Mercer buys Argosy Wealth Mgmt RIA for $330 million.Request info...
123Touchstone Investments$18.005/1/2019!!Touchstone Investments Names Rockefeller Asset Management Sub-Advisor to Touchstone International ESG Equity Fund. Owned by Western & SouthernRequest info...
124Davis Select Advisers$17.909/30/2020Request info...
125Pacific Global Asset Management$17.309/30/2020Part of Pacific LifeRequest info...
126Axiom Capitial Management$13.403/30/2020FINRA fine of $37,000 on 5/26/20Request info...
127Glenmede Investment Management$11.009/30/2020AUM dropRequest info...
128Tweedy Browne Co$10.809/30/2020Warren Buffet's former investment firmRequest info...
1291251 Capital Group$10.5012/9/20219Buying Emerald & Ziegler CapitalRequest info...
130Royce Funds$10.009/30/2020Part of Legg MasonRequest info...
131Ariel Investments$6.809/30/2020Melody Hudson is new Co-CEORequest info...
132Saturna Capital$4.206/30/2020Podcast to discuss entrepreneurship for Islam and Black Lives Matter - Nov. 2020Request info...
133Xponance (was FIS Group)$4.0710/26/2020Rebranded to Xponance from FIS GroupRequest info...
134Park Avenue Securities$2.989/30/2020FINRA fines Park Avenue Securities $640,522Request info...
135Great Point Partners$2.8510/23/2020Great Point Capital teaming with Lionsgate to start a Film Studio in New YorkRequest info...
136Emerald Mutual Funds$2.439/30/2020New company based in Boston.Request info...
137Westchester Capital$2.379/30/2020Boasts zero broker turnoverRequest info...
138SA Stone (was Sterne Agee)$1.4012/31/2019Rebranding from Sterne Agee to "SA Stone" Purchased Gain Capital. $375,000 FINRA fine. 9/10/20.Request info...
139Heartland Advisors$0.249/30/2020Moving to BMO towerRequest info...
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Like in Vegas, you and most people can hit it big 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. 2016 Mutual Fund CompaniesAlso, 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:

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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:

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