Press Releases

9/8/09 5:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The fourth Real Life Retirement quarterly pulse survey by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. reveals that many retired Americans are lending financial help to their families, either by giving them money or managing their finances directly. Almost half (44 percent) of those who are retired admit to supporting at least one individual financially. Children (53 percent) and grandchildren (37 percent) top the list of such dependants more...
9/1/09 8:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, independent investment advisors who custody with Charles Schwab have access to a new, fully integrated website that helps them more efficiently manage their client accounts. Schwab Advisor Center™, located at www.schwabadvisorcenter.com, offers a host of new features and functionality that enable advisors to explore and use client data in a more flexible way, and integrates with Schwab Data Delivery™ ( more...
8/27/09 11:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A persistent undercurrent of uncertainty at the full-service wirehouse brokerage firms has been a game-changer for many financial advisors this year, prompting record moves to the independent registered investment advisor (RIA) channel. To help these advisors successfully transition to independence, Charles Schwab today announced its latest whitepaper, A Case for Starting or Joining a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) Firm more...
8/14/09 5:45 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation released its Monthly Market Activity Report today. Company highlights for the month of July 2009 include: Net new assets brought to the company by new and existing clients in July 2009 totaled $5.6 billion. Total client assets were $1.286 trillion as of month-end July, down 8% from July 2008 and up 5% from June 2009. Client daily more...
8/11/09 11:16 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since the market meltdown of 2008, investors have become increasingly aware of their finances — with 51 percent of investors now thinking about their finances daily, as opposed to just 27 percent prior to the downturn, according to Schwab’s Make the Move survey. This appetite for engagement, coupled with the optimism around a market recovery, heightens the need for a financial refresher in order to translate more...
8/5/09 9:40 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schwab Charitable, one of the country's largest national donor-advised funds, announced today an expanded selection of investment pools for its Charitable Gift Accounts. The new investment line-up includes a broad range of highly regarded mutual fund families, including American Century, Janus, Manning & Napier, Parnassus, PIMCO and Schwab. Schwab Charitable’s twelve investment pools include three asset more...
8/3/09 6:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Although 2009 has been a taxing year, 84 percent of independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) say they expect to grow at a moderate clip or faster over the next five years, according to the just-released 2009 Charles Schwab RIA Benchmarking Study. A cornerstone of Schwab’s Business Consulting Services platform for independent advisor clients, this year’s study reveals that while advisors are more...
7/31/09 8:44 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A recent Charles Schwab survey found that just 4 out of 10 (39 percent) mutual fund investors surveyed have made changes to their portfolio allocations since the stock market began to decline. Less than half (45 percent) of those surveyed have become more knowledgeable about their investments since the financial crisis began roughly two years ago. The survey of 602 mutual fund owners, conducted after nearly two years more...
7/30/09 9:30 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab has introduced a new Co-Sourced Stock Plan Administration offer for corporate stock plan administrators seeking to outsource specific functions to improve efficiency while maintaining control of their company’s stock plan administration. The new offer enables stock plan administrators to shift the management of certain plan functions to Schwab, including core plan recordkeeping and more...
7/28/09 2:03 pm PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per common share. The dividend is payable August 28, 2009 to stockholders of record August 14, 2009. About Charles Schwab The Charles Schwab Corporation (Nasdaq:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 7.6 million client brokerage accounts, 1.5 more...
7/16/09 5:45 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation announced today that its net income was $205 million for the second quarter of 2009, down 31% from the second quarter of 2008. The company’s second quarter results include $40 million in pre-tax charges relating to its previously announced expense reduction measures and a $16 million FDIC special industry assessment. For the six months ended June 30, 2009, the company more...
7/13/09 5:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. the asset management subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation, has announced the newest addition to its Laudus Funds lineup – the Laudus Growth Investors U.S. Large Cap Growth Fund, successor to the UBS U.S. Large Cap Growth Fund. The Fund seeks to benefit from the proven management of the portfolio management team at Growth Investors, who have managed the fund and more...
7/10/09 2:18 pm PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation announced today that it has scheduled an Interim Business Update for institutional investors on Monday, July 27, 2009. This Update, which will be held via webcast, is part of an ongoing series designed to help the investment community keep abreast of recent developments and management’s strategic focus. The program is scheduled to run from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PT, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET more...
7/7/09 6:15 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab today released new survey data showing that active traders are expressing renewed faith in the market, despite continued volatility. The latest Charles Schwab Active Trader Sentiment survey polled nearly 260 individual investors who trade frequently. Findings include: 8 in 10 respondents (81 percent) report a neutral or bullish outlook for the market in the next six months, virtually more...
7/2/09 1:22 pm PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June was another difficult month for American workers with a net loss of 467,000 jobs, compared with 322,000 in May. June represents the first time in the past four months that the number of jobs lost rose from the previous month. Despite diminishing employment opportunities and an economy threatening job security, new research by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc shows that as many as 9.5 million retired Americans are considering more...
6/25/09 9:00 am PDT
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a gathering of some of the nation’s largest independent investment advisors, Charles Schwab today unveiled a series of new initiatives designed to help them fuel their growth and add scale by managing costs and improving their efficiency. In the challenging environment brought on by disruption in the financial markets beginning last year, many affluent investors are poised to establish new more...
6/21/09 9:01 pm PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab, in collaboration with CFO Research Services, today released the details of a new study “Getting Retirement Savings Back on Track: Employer Views on the 401(k) and Financial Education in the Workplace,” which reveals that a majority of senior finance and human resource executives in corporate America support the 401(k) as an effective savings tool for retirement. According to the study, employers more...
6/17/09 9:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new Charles Schwab survey, 24 percent of San Francisco investors in the U.S. are considering changing financial services firms/brokers in the next year based on their overall frustrations with their current situation. With 86 percent saying they are frustrated about the money they lost in the past year and 76 percent admitting they are only somewhat confident in the guidance they receive from professionals more...
6/17/09 7:00 am PDT
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new Charles Schwab survey, 25 percent of Chicago investors are considering changing financial services firms/brokers in the next year based on their overall frustrations with their current situation. With 92 percent saying they are frustrated about the money they lost in the past year and 65 percent admitting they are only somewhat confident in the guidance they receive from professionals, investors are taking more...
6/17/09 7:00 am PDT
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new Charles Schwab survey, 25 percent of Houston investors are considering changing financial services firms/brokers in the next year based on their overall frustrations with their current situation. With 88 percent saying they are frustrated about the money they lost in the past year and 75 percent admitting they are only somewhat confident in the guidance they receive from professionals, investors are taking more...
6/17/09 6:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new Charles Schwab survey, 25 percent of investors in the U.S. are considering changing financial services firms/brokers in the next year based on their overall frustrations with their current situation. With 90 percent saying they are frustrated about the money they lost in the past year and 76 percent admitting they are only somewhat confident in the guidance they receive from professionals, investors more...
6/17/09 6:00 am PDT
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new Charles Schwab survey, 21 percent of Boston investors are considering changing financial services firms/brokers in the next year based on their overall frustrations with their current situation. With 87 percent saying they are frustrated about the money they lost in the past year and 73 percent admitting they are only somewhat confident in the guidance they receive from professionals, investors are taking more...
6/17/09 6:00 am PDT
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new Charles Schwab survey, 72 percent of Philadelphia investors are only somewhat confident in the financial guidance they receive from professionals. With 88 percent saying they are frustrated about the money they lost in the past year and almost one in five considering a switch of financial firm, investors are taking stock of their own actions and accountability, while considering what they want and more...
6/17/09 6:00 am PDT
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new Charles Schwab survey, 22 percent of D.C. investors are considering changing financial services firms/brokers in the next year based on their overall frustrations with their current situation. With 89 percent saying they are frustrated about the money they lost in the past year and 72 percent admitting they are only somewhat confident in the guidance they receive from professionals, investors are taking more...
6/17/09 6:00 am PDT
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new Charles Schwab survey, 20 percent of New York City investors are considering changing financial services firms/brokers in the next year based on their overall frustrations with their current situation. With 88 percent saying they are frustrated about the money they lost in the past year and 72 percent admitting they are only somewhat confident in the guidance they receive from professionals, investors are more...
6/12/09 5:45 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation released its Monthly Market Activity Report today. Company highlights for the month of May 2009 include: Net new assets brought to the company by new and existing clients in May 2009 totaled $7.5 billion. Total client assets were $1.220 trillion as of month-end May, down 17% from May 2008 and up 5% from April 2009. Client daily more...
6/10/09 6:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab today released new 401(k) plan data indicating that while the economic downturn has impacted some aspects of employer and worker behavior in plans, both groups have largely stayed the course and remained committed to their plans. According to the data, overall employee participation in 401(k) plans serviced by Schwab increased in 2008 compared to 2007, and although the number of employers offering matching more...
6/4/09 5:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The third Real Life Retirement quarterly pulse survey by Charles Schwab shows the recent economic downturn has not spurred Americans to change behaviors regarding retirement preparation. Almost four in 10 Americans (39 percent) are not currently saving for retirement and, despite market losses, six in 10 Americans (62 percent) have not adjusted their thinking about what age they will retire – nearly unchanged from the more...
6/3/09 6:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab Foundation announced today that it is renewing its commitment to continue funding Money Matters, the financial education program offered through every Boys & Girls Club that serves teens throughout the U.S. Nearly 180,000 youth at approximately 1,500 teen Boys & Girls Clubs across the U.S. have participated in Money Matters since the program’s launch in mid-2004, according to data more...
5/21/09 6:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As unemployment continues to rise and many struggle to keep their retirement savings on track, Charles Schwab today released new data showing a significant number of 401(k) assets held by workers who leave their jobs have been left behind in former employers’ plans. According to the data taken from plans administered by Schwab, 43 percent of assets held by 401(k) participants who left their jobs in the first more...
5/18/09 6:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help independent investment advisory firms maximize employee efficiency and productivity, Charles Schwab today announced a series of new performance management tools for advisors available through its Human Capital offer. The expanded resources for advisors include best practices and ready-to-use tools and templates across five key areas of human resources management including setting employee goals and objectives, more...
5/17/09 9:01 pm PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab today announced improved options trading capabilities for active traders with several key upgrades to its trading platforms. The firm’s clients will now have enhanced charting and screening tools, reflecting Schwab’s tradition of making market information more actionable, helping traders make better decisions in times of market volatility. These new features include: Several more...
5/14/09 5:45 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation released its Monthly Market Activity Report today. Company highlights for the month of April 2009 include: Net new assets brought to the company by new and existing clients in April 2009 totaled $3.3 billion, reflecting client cash disbursements during tax season. Total client assets were $1.166 trillion as of month-end April, down 19% from more...
5/11/09 9:30 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab’s San Francisco employees have begun participating in Schwab Employee Volunteer Week in which 37 community-focused nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area will receive hundreds of hours of hands-on service from approximately 900 local Schwab employees. The companywide event, which in previous years was confined to just one business day in May, will span a full week this year. More than 2,000 Schwab more...
5/11/09 8:30 am PDT
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab’s Denver employees have begun participating in Schwab Employee Volunteer Week in which 11 community-focused nonprofit organizations in Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Littleton, Empire and Englewood will receive hundreds of hours of hands-on service from approximately 220 local Schwab employees. The companywide event, which in previous years was confined to just one business day in May, will span a full week this more...
5/11/09 8:30 am PDT
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab’s Phoenix employees have begun participating in Schwab Employee Volunteer Week in which 13 community-focused nonprofit organizations in Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe will receive hundreds of hours of hands-on service from approximately 300 local Schwab employees. The companywide event, which in previous years was confined to just one business day in May, will span a full week this year. More than 2,000 Schwab more...
5/11/09 7:30 am PDT
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab’s Austin employees have begun participating in Schwab Employee Volunteer Week in which eight community-focused nonprofit organizations in Austin will receive hundreds of hours of hands-on service from nearly 140 local Schwab employees. The companywide event, which in previous years was confined to just one business day in May, will span a full week this year. More than 2,000 Schwab employees and more...
5/11/09 6:30 am PDT
RICHFIELD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab’s Richfield employees have begun participating in Schwab Employee Volunteer Week in which six community-focused nonprofit organizations in Richfield, Akron, Peninsula and Cleveland will receive hundreds of hours of hands-on service from nearly 90 local Schwab employees. The companywide event, which in previous years was confined to just one business day in May, will span a full week this year. More more...
5/11/09 6:30 am PDT
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab’s Fishers employees have begun participating in Schwab Employee Volunteer Week in which nine community-focused nonprofit organizations in Fishers, Indianapolis and Noblesville will receive hundreds of hours of hands-on service from nearly 160 local Schwab employees. The companywide event, which in previous years was confined to just one business day in May, will span a full week this year. More than 2 more...
5/11/09 6:15 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation is kicking off its sixth annual companywide Schwab Employee Volunteer event today, but unlike previous years in which volunteering during regular business hours was confined to just one day in May, this year’s event will span a full week. More than 2,000 Schwab employees and executives nationwide have signed up to participate in a total of approximately 120 projects from today through more...
5/11/09 6:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As independent investment advisors address increasing demands from clients and continue to strive for greater operational efficiency, Charles Schwab has released a new report, Getting the Most out of your CRM Investment. The report outlines best practices for planning, selecting and implementing customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and offers tips for getting the most out of these tools and successfully more...
5/8/09 6:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab, a leading provider of custodial, operational and trading support for more than 5,700 independent fee-based investment advisory firms, today announced its keynote speaker line-up for its IMPACT 2009 conference, one of the nation’s largest and longest-running annual gatherings of independent advisors. The event will be held September 13-16 at the San Diego Convention Center and is designed to bring more...
5/5/09 8:55 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please replace the second photo with the accompanying corrected photo of Randall W. Merk. The release reads: SCHWAB CUTS FUND FEES Reduced Expenses, with Low Minimum Investments, Continue Schwab’s Tradition of Making Low-Cost Investing Available to All Investors Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. today announced lower expenses and simplified share classes on its more...
5/5/09 8:55 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. today announced lower expenses and simplified share classes on its Schwab equity index funds. All Schwab equity index funds now offer the same low fund expenses to investors regardless of how much they invest, starting at a low $100 minimum investment. The changes provide low-cost simple solutions for investors of all asset levels who want broad market exposure as part of their more...
5/1/09 9:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing its tradition of showcasing excellence among independent investment advisors, Charles Schwab today opened the submission window for its fourth annual IMPACT Awards, an industry-wide awards program that honors independent advisors and their firms. SEC-registered advisors who meet the eligibility guidelines are encouraged to participate – regardless of their custodial relationships. Submissions will be more...
4/30/09 6:05 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In support of its commitment to investor education, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. plans to hold its next Active Trader Forum on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois. Schwab holds Trading Forums several times a year around the country. They are free events, open to Schwab clients and the general public. The more...
4/29/09 6:05 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As of Feb. 27, 2009, the average individual tax refund was $2,869, according to the latest IRS filing statistics. What should people do with the sudden influx of cash? Historically, nearly one-third of tax-payers have used their refund for major purchases or to cover everyday expenses, but the Schwab Center for Financial Research is urging people to prioritize their financial goals and take full advantage of the benefits more...
4/28/09 4:24 pm PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per common share. The dividend is payable May 22, 2009 to stockholders of record May 8, 2009. About Charles Schwab The Charles Schwab Corporation (Nasdaq:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 7.4 million client brokerage accounts, 1.4  more...
4/20/09 5:00 am PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab Investment Management, the asset management arm of the Charles Schwab Corporation, today announced strategic changes to its target-date mutual funds to enhance the portfolios and reduce expenses. The aim of these enhancements is to help investors more effectively achieve their long-term retirement savings goals. The changes include reducing expenses charged to investors by roughly 13 to 23 basis more...
4/17/09 1:15 pm PDT
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation announced today that it has scheduled a Business Update for institutional investors on Thursday, April 30, 2009. This Update is designed to help the investment community keep abreast of recent developments and management’s strategic focus. The program is scheduled to run from approximately 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET. Participants will include members of the Company more...

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