Vanguard Group Inc., the largest U.S. mutual-fund provider, will drop MSCI Inc. as the benchmark provider for 22 index funds holding about $537 billion in assets, to cut costs for fund shareholders over time.
Vanguard Group Inc. rose to the top of the U.S. mutual fund industry by preaching the merits of cheap index-tracking funds. Now it wants to convert U.K. investors as that country enacts new rules that may lower fund costs that are among the highest in the developed world.
Bernie Madoff is warning regular investors not to let Wall Street scam them like he did. His advice: Use index funds. In a recent interview with MarketWatch, Madoff was asked where the safest place is to invest money with the least amount of risk for fraud. His answer: