BlackRock

Managers still see magic with ETFs, wading into the market despite crowds

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With ETF inflows smashing records and passive gaining assets at the expense of active, more managers are seeking a slice of the pie.
Research network to study European market

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Plato Partnership is working with Imperial College Business School to establish a research network focused on European market structure.
Insurers see portfolios as larger profit source, BlackRock survey finds

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More insurers are turning to their investment portfolios as a larger source of profitability.
BlackRock executive's Kasich donation may cost $37 million

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REGULATION -

BlackRock faces a ban on collecting about $37 million in fees from Ohio public-sector clients.
Ex-BlackRock execs target Hong Kong ETFs where others failed

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ETFS -

Former BlackRock executives think they've found a way to succeed with Chinese exchange-traded funds in Hong Kong.
ESG factors a welcome addition to portfolio management

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EDITORIAL -

The discussion of the merits of including environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions seems to be over. Research suggests that correctly used they do not add to risk or hurt...
BlackRock, several other firms, to pick up external research costs under MiFID II

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MONEY MANAGEMENT -

BlackRock and several other managers join the roster of those saying they'll pay for external research costs under new European rules.
Institutions picked up pace in governance this year, new report finds

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GOVERNANCE -

Institutional investors were more aggressive with governance activism in the 2017 proxy season, a new report finds.
Fink says BlackRock advising private equity investors on fees

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ALTERNATIVES -

BlackRock CEO Laurence D. Fink says private equity fees are too high and his firm is offering advice to pension plans that want to reduce fees.