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BlackRock calls for halting the stock market to avoid volatility
trueBlackRock has concocted its own remedy for days of extraordinary volatility in the U.S. equity market.
Short list seen for GE Asset Management bidders
trueGeneral Electric Co. will have little trouble finding a buyer for its asset management business, sources said, despite potential complications that aren't usually found in money manager merger and acquisition deals.
BlackRock co-president Charles Hallac dies
trueCharles Hallac, co-president of BlackRock, died Wednesday at age 50 after a nearly four-year battle with cancer.
BlackRock's head of alpha strategies to resign
trueQuintin Price will resign as a senior managing director and head of alpha strategies at BlackRock in the next few weeks. Mr. Price intends to relocate to London, where he will serve as a senior adviser to BlackRock through next summer. Afterward, he plans to retire.
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.