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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.
University of British Columbia drops BlackRock from balanced fund option
trueUniversity of British Columbia removed BlackRock as a manager of the balanced fund option in its defined contribution plan.
BlackRock appoints new global head of impact investing
trueDeborah Winshel was named managing director and global head of impact investing at BlackRock.
Market only driver of money manager AUM growth in '14
trueAssets under management for most publicly-traded money managers inched up in the fourth quarter after they declined nearly across the board in the third quarter.
United Methodist manager launches passive ESG equity fund with BlackRock
trueWespath Investment Management launched a new passively managed ESG U.S. equity index fund, managed by BlackRock and benchmarked to the Russell 3000 index, the investments division of the Glenview, Ill.-based $21 billion General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church ...
BlackRock appoints 2 to Asian equities, U.S. ETF businesses
trueChristopher Hall was named managing director and a senior portfolio manager on the Asia fundamental equities team at BlackRock, while Martin Small was named managing director and head of BlackRock’s exchange-traded fund business in the U.S.
For Vanguard, these are the best of times
trueVanguard Group Inc. on Jan. 20 surpassed State Street Global Advisors as the second-largest exchange-traded fund provider, a new milestone following a year that was filled with them.