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  1. Money managers launch new ETFs to satisfy demand

    trueMore active money managers are looking to launch exchange-traded funds as institutional investors' appetite for the funds continues to grow.

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  1. Fixed-income ETF investors staying away from ultrashort-term market

    trueThe most significant money market fund reforms — floating net asset values, liquidity fees and gates — take effect in October 2016 and a pocket of the fixed-income exchange-traded fund market once expected to attract investors looking for on-demand liquidity has yet to significantly materialize.

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  2. BlackRock's AUM down in quarter; firm records $28.9 billion in institutional net outflows

    trueBlackRock's assets under management totaled $4.721 trillion as of June 30, down 1% from three months earlier but up 3% from a year ago, BlackRock's earnings statement released Wednesday showed.

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  3. ETPs see record flows in first half

    trueExchange-traded products saw record net flows in the first half of 2015. Global ETPs had net flows of $152.3 billion during the first six months of the year, eclipsing the previous record of $130 billion in the first half of 2014, according to data released Wednesday by ETFGI.

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  4. BlackRock hires Latin America infrastructure head

    trueManuel Sanchez Ortega joined BlackRock as head of strategic development for the firm's infrastructure investment group.

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  5. BlackRock, Deutsche continue insurance AUM dominance despite DeAWM decline — survey

    trueBlackRock and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management continue to sit atop the rankings of the largest managers of outsourced insurance company assets, said a survey from the Insurance Investment Outsourcing Report.

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  6. BlackRock to acquire Mexico-based infrastructure investment firm

    trueBlackRock has agreed to acquire Mexico City-based infrastructure investment firm Infraestructura Institucional, said a news release issued Friday.

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  7. BlackRock adds managing director to diversified growth team

    trueRupert Harrison will join BlackRock’s diversified strategies team as a managing director, a spokesman said.

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  8. BlackRock's Winshel discusses the firm's new impact investing unit

    trueBlackRock Inc. launched a new business unit focusing on a growing demand for impact investing, or strategies that have social and/or environmental objectives.

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  9. Learning from a walk through the fund graveyard

    trueExchange-traded fund issuers and acolytes like to flaunt significant figures — nearly $3 trillion in assets under management globally, $2 trillion in the United States — but the industry is not exactly crowing about a recent milestone.

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  10. Money manager assets increase thanks to rising markets

    trueMoney manager assets rose modestly in 2014, due more to market gains than net inflows.

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  11. ETFs enhance the options for liquidity management

    trueAmong the myriad uses that institutional investors have found for exchange-traded funds, few intersect with the investor's ongoing operating model more than as an overlay for liquidity management.

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  12. BlackRock taps Japan Post chief as its new country head for Japan

    trueYoshiyuki Izawa was named chairman, representative director and country head of Japan at BlackRock, effective May 18.

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  13. BlackRock settles SEC charges over failing to disclose conflict of interest

    trueThe SEC charged BlackRock subsidiary BlackRock Advisors on Monday with failing to disclose a conflict of interest created by the outside business activity of one of the firm’s portfolio managers, said a cease-and-desist order from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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