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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.
Publicly traded money managers not seeing asset growth
trueMoney managers reported flat and, in many cases, declining assets under management for the quarter ended June 30.
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.
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.
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.
BlackRock hires Latin America infrastructure head
trueManuel Sanchez Ortega joined BlackRock as head of strategic development for the firm's infrastructure investment group.
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.
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.
BlackRock adds managing director to diversified growth team
trueRupert Harrison will join BlackRock’s diversified strategies team as a managing director, a spokesman said.
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.
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.
Money manager assets increase thanks to rising markets
trueMoney manager assets rose modestly in 2014, due more to market gains than net inflows.
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.
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.
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.