Searches and Hires

Alberta Investment Management taps BlackRock for China A-shares allocation

Alberta Investment Management Corp. hired BlackRock (BLK) to manage an allocation to China A shares, confirmed an Edmonton-based spokesman for the C$95.7 billion ($73.7 billion) manager for pension, endowment and government funds in Alberta.

The spokesman declined to provide further details. A Hong Kong-based BlackRock spokesman also declined to comment.