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Private credit grows riskier as leverage, assets climb

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A shift in lending is making private credit investment more risky, skewing benchmarks and distorting returns of some managers.

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The San Jose Police & Fire Department Retirement Plan and San Jose Federated City Employees' Retirement System invested in BlackRock index funds.

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Serco Pension and Life Assurance Scheme hired BlackRock to manage its £1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) LDI portfolio.
BlackRock reports 5% rise in assets, $94 billion of long-term strategy inflows

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BlackRock reported $5.69 trillion in AUM as of June 30, up 5% from March 31 and up 16% from a year earlier.
Vanguard taking names

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Vanguard has had a good 2017 so far; the asset management giant had net inflows into its mutual funds and exchange-traded funds of $203 billion through June 30.
Shareholder activism moving beyond hedge funds — report

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Shareholder activism has evolved into a widely accepted approach to investing from a niche strategy pursued by a small number of hedge funds.
BlackRock: Low volatility expected to persist, investors should increase risk

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The low-volatility environment global markets are currently experiencing may last longer than expected, says a BlackRock managing director.
BlackRock opens Tel Aviv office to tap Israel's technology edge

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BlackRock opened its first office in Israel, tapping into the country's well of engineers and programmers to help improve the firm's global platform in a changing asset management industry.
BlackRock closes renewable energy fund at $1.65 billion

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BlackRock announced the final closing of the BlackRock Global Renewable Power Fund II at $1.65 billion.

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ASU Enterprise Partners has hired BlackRock as its outsourced CIO.