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BlackRock's AUM down 2% in quarter; fixed income leads inflows
trueBlackRock's assets under management totaled $4.525 trillion as of Sept. 30, down 2% from three months earlier but up 10% from a year ago, said an earnings statement released Wednesday.
BlackRock names new iShares head for Asia Pacific region
trueSusan Chan, a Hong Kong-based managing director with BlackRock, has been appointed head of iShares Asia Pacific.
PennPSERS allocates $900 million total to 3 managers
truePennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System committed $500 million to BlackRock's Market Advantage II fund, hired Radcliffe Capital Management to run $300 million in a long-only defensive credit strategy and committed up to $100 million to Angelo Gordon's AG Core Plus Realty Fund IV.
BlackRock appoints head of multiasset strategies for Asia Pacific
trueEdward Bang joined BlackRock on Tuesday as head of multiasset strategies Asia Pacific. Also, Andrew Landman, Sydney-based head of institutional client businesses, has taken on the added role of head of the firm's alternatives investment strategy group for the Asia-Pacific region.
$45.4 billion in retirement assets affected by HP split announcement
trueHewlett-Packard Inc.'s plan to split into two companies will affect its $45.4 billion in combined worldwide defined benefit and defined contribution assets.
PIMCO's loss could be these fund companies' gain
truePacific Investment Management Co.'s CEO Douglas Hodge said the firm is expecting and is ready for client redemptions following the departure of co-founder William H. Gross.
BlackRock adds asset-backed securities director
truePeter Winning was named a director in asset-backed securities at BlackRock
BlackRock names head of consultant relations team for Asia ex-Japan
trueSteven Rust, a director on BlackRock’s global consultant relations team, was appointed the team’s head for Asia ex-Japan.
BlackRock seeks overhaul of corporate bond trading market
trueBlackRock has called for an overhaul of the U.S. corporate bond trading market, saying the current system is “broken” and hurts those that borrow through the market.
Institutional investor coalition calls on governments for climate-change policies
trueA group of 347 global asset owners and other institutional investors representing $24 trillion in assets — including CalPERS, CalSTRS, BT Pension Scheme and BlackRock — called on government leaders worldwide to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels and move to carbon pricing to facilitate ...
BlackRock, Deutsche lead in insurance assets, survey finds
trueBlackRock and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management are by far the two largest managers of outsourced insurance company assets, a survey from the Insurance Investment Outsourcing Report states.
SEC settles with BlackRock, others over trading infractions
trueBlackRock Institutional Trust and RA Capital Management were among 19 firms and an individual trader that settled with the SEC over charges they illegally participated in stock offerings less than five days after short selling the stock.
Blue Elephant Capital taps BlackRock exec as managing partner
trueBrian Weinstein was named managing partner at Blue Elephant Capital Management.
CalSTRS kicks off infrastructure consortium at White House summit
trueCalifornia State Teachers' Retirement System, West Sacramento, is developing a multibillion-dollar global syndicate for infrastructure investing, Chief Investment Officer Christopher Ailman announced Tuesday at a Washington summit on infrastructure investment.
BlackRock shuttering its iShares target-date ETF business
trueBlackRock's exchange-traded funds division, iShares, is shutting down its entire lineup of target-date ETFs next month.