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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.
BlackRock AUM gains 3% on positive flows across all asset classes, regions
trueBlackRock's assets under management totaled $4.774 trillion as of March 31, up 3% from three months earlier and up 1.4% from a year ago, BlackRock's earnings statement released Thursday shows.
AllianzGI taps former BlackRock director to head U.K. institutional client services
trueJoanne Wheatley joined Allianz Global Investors as head of U.K. institutional client services, a spokesman said.
BlackRock changing money market funds to comply with new rules
trueBlackRock said it would change its lineup of money market mutual funds to make them comply with new federal regulations.
Orange County Employees to redeem 5 strategies
trueOrange County Employees Retirement System, Santa Ana, Calif., is winding down its remaining positions with five managers.
New York State Common picks BlackRock for $2 billion unconstrained bond allocation
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund made $2.55 billion in investments and commitments in January.
Moody's: BlackRock dominates public managers in AUM growth, inflows in fourth quarter
trueAggregate assets under management of 13 money managers increased 1.7% in the fourth quarter to $9.94 trillion.
Marvin Windows and Doors retools DC plan lineup
trueMarvin Windows and Doors Inc. is adding eight investment options to its profit sharing and 401(k) plan.
Money managers face tougher rules on too-big-to-fail firms
trueThe world's largest money managers are in line for tougher rules as global regulators push ahead with plans to identify too-big-to-fail firms in the face of opposition from the industry.
BlackRock hires head of EMEA hedge fund strategies
trueLuke Dixon joined BlackRock as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa hedge fund investment strategies.
Active investing in an indexed world
trueWhile active management still plays a critical role in portfolios of all sizes and sophistication levels, it’s hard to ignore the reams of headlines and research notes making the case for passive.
BlackRock adds managing director to European real estate business
trueThomas Muller joined BlackRock as managing director and portfolio manager within its European real estate business.
Luminex offers a wake-up call for dark-pool operators
trueTo U.S. dark-pool operators, the development of an exclusive managers-only trading venue, Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC, is a splash of cold water on the face of an industry that some managers believe has taken institutional investors for granted.
China Life hirings seen as launch of global manager opportunities
trueA group of global investment managers has garnered the first flurry of mandates from China's largest life insurer since regulators opened the door for offshore investments three years ago.