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BlackRock names co-heads of transition management

Justine Anderson and Peter Loehnert were named global co-heads of transition management at BlackRock, according to an internal memo to staff obtained by Pensions &...

February 14, 2017 | 09:56 am
Active managers feel pain as asset drain continues

Active managers feel pain as asset drain continues

The fourth quarter continued a positive storyline for BlackRock Inc., with $98 billion in net inflows, while many other money managers saw net outflows or tiny net inflows.

February 06, 2017

Pockets of promise popping up in a tough market

Despite the ever-increasing use of ETFs and the seemingly constant flow of new assets, the recent Inside ETFs conference featured a somber undertone. Here's why.

February 06, 2017
Institutional investors decreasing cash, investing in less liquid strategies in 2017 — survey

Institutional investors decreasing cash, investing in less liquid strategies in 2017 — survey

Large institutional investors are looking to put more of their cash to work this year, a BlackRock survey shows.

February 02, 2017 | 01:47 pm
The evolution of the ETF industry

The evolution of the ETF industry

The explosion in ETF assets is evidence of a broad shift in the way investors approach asset allocation, looking for any edge they can find to increase performance and lower volatility.

January 31, 2017 | 11:02 am

Institutional investor coalition announces corporate governance framework

A group of asset owners and money managers representing $17 trillion in assets released Tuesday a framework of guiding principles for U.S. corporate governance and investment stewardship.

January 31, 2017 | 03:51 pm
Thinking about using a VIX ETF for downside protection? Not so fast

Thinking about using a VIX ETF for downside protection? Not so fast

Investors hoping to use an exchange-traded fund that tracks the CBOE volatility index, or VIX, as downside protection or find a value opportunity while the VIX is trading at 2½-year lows will find...

January 26, 2017 | 11:28 am
The growing need for boardroom climate competency

The growing need for boardroom climate competency

Large institutional investors are calling for climate-competent boards and directors as part of their fiduciary responsibility to preserve and enhance the long-term value of their investment assets.

January 25, 2017 | 05:00 am

BlackRock, AllianzGI move $1.5 trillion in custody assets to J.P. Morgan, State Street

BlackRock hired J.P. Morgan Chase as custodian to more than $1 trillion in BlackRock client assets.

January 25, 2017 | 12:04 pm
Larry Fink calls on CEOs, money managers to teach financial literacy

Larry Fink calls on CEOs, money managers to teach financial literacy

Laurence D. Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock, called on money managers and the CEOs of major companies to do their part in teaching financial literacy to employees.

January 24, 2017 | 01:38 pm
Dollar's rise puts currency hedging  on the table again

Dollar's rise puts currency hedging on the table again

The dollar's rise is bringing the issue of currency hedging back into some institutional investors' conversations.

January 23, 2017
BlackRock appoints former U.K. chancellor of the exchequer as senior adviser

BlackRock appoints former U.K. chancellor of the exchequer as senior adviser

George Osborne, the U.K.'s former chancellor of the exchequer, was named senior adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute.

January 20, 2017 | 02:30 pm
Seattle City Employees puts BlackRock on watch over ESG concerns

Seattle City Employees puts BlackRock on watch over ESG concerns

Seattle City Employees' Retirement System places BlackRock, which runs a $339 million passive international equity portfolio for the pension fund, on watch.

January 20, 2017 | 10:56 am
Elizabeth Warren asks financial firms whether they support delaying fiduciary rule

Elizabeth Warren asks financial firms whether they support delaying fiduciary rule

BlackRock and Vanguard Group were among 33 financial firms Sen. Elizabeth Warren has asked to declare whether they support efforts to delay or roll back the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule.

January 19, 2017 | 04:08 pm