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Luminex offers a wake-up call for dark-pool operators

To U.S. dark-pool operators, the development of an exclusive managers-only trading venue, Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC, is a splash of cold water on the face of an industry that some managers...

February 23, 2015 | 12:01 am
China Life hirings seen as launch of global manager opportunities

China Life hirings seen as launch of global manager opportunities

A group of global investment managers has garnered the first flurry of mandates from China's largest life insurer since regulators opened the door for offshore investments three years ago.

February 18, 2015 | 11:30 am

University of British Columbia drops BlackRock from balanced fund option

University of British Columbia removed BlackRock as a manager of the balanced fund option in its defined contribution plan.

February 10, 2015 | 04:13 pm

BlackRock appoints new global head of impact investing

Deborah Winshel was named managing director and global head of impact investing at BlackRock.

February 09, 2015 | 12:30 pm
Market only driver of money manager AUM growth in '14

Market only driver of money manager AUM growth in '14

Assets under management for most publicly-traded money managers inched up in the fourth quarter after they declined nearly across the board in the third quarter.

February 09, 2015

United Methodist manager launches passive ESG equity fund with BlackRock

Wespath Investment Management launched a new passively managed ESG U.S. equity index fund, managed by BlackRock and benchmarked to the Russell 3000 index, the investments division of the Glenview,...

February 03, 2015 | 03:38 pm

BlackRock appoints 2 to Asian equities, U.S. ETF businesses

Christopher Hall was named managing director and a senior portfolio manager on the Asia fundamental equities team at BlackRock, while Martin Small was named managing ...

February 03, 2015 | 01:56 pm
For Vanguard, these are the best of times

For Vanguard, these are the best of times

Vanguard Group Inc. on Jan. 20 surpassed State Street Global Advisors as the second-largest exchange-traded fund provider, a new milestone following a year that was filled with them.

January 26, 2015
BlackRock AUM reaches $4.65 trillion

BlackRock AUM reaches $4.65 trillion

BlackRock's assets under management totaled $4.652 trillion as of Dec. 31, up 3% from three months earlier and up 8% from a year earlier, said the company's earnings statement released Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | 11:43 am
FSOC officials still studying money managers

FSOC officials still studying money managers

Further regulation of money managers by the Financial Stability Oversight Council is not on the immediate horizon, current and former officials said Friday.

January 09, 2015 | 01:43 pm

Former iShares exec joins NYLIM subsidiary to run new institutional channel

Brendan Gundersen was named managing director at MainStay Investments' newly formed institutional intermediary channel.

December 23, 2014 | 11:38 am

BlackRock, Macquarie, Millennium alums to start Asia quant hedge fund

Former employees from BlackRock, Macquarie Group and Millennium Capital Management are planning a Hong Kong-based hedge fund that will use computer models to spot trading opportunities in 13 Asian...

December 22, 2014 | 11:40 am

3 BlackRock veterans head to Asia in iShares reshuffle

Geir Espeskog, a BlackRock managing director and the firm's head of iShares for the Nordics, has been named iShares head of distribution for the Asia Pacific region, part of a broader reshuffle of...

December 19, 2014 | 04:44 am

U.N. Joint Staff Pension Fund seeds low-carbon ETFs managed by BlackRock, SSgA

United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund provided initial funding for two low-carbon exchange-traded funds, one launched by BlackRock and another by State Street Global...

December 12, 2014 | 04:08 pm
Managers shifting to new reality of fixed income

Managers shifting to new reality of fixed income

The fixed-income trading desks of larger money managers are setting prices of trades instead of discovering them while applying the electronic trading skills of their equity brethren to adapt to the...

December 08, 2014