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  1. BlackRock powers up a hedge fund unit

    trueBlackRock Inc., the world's largest money manager, is creating a hedge fund boutique within its vast investment management empire.

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  1. BlackRock adds co-head of global equity

    trueGary Clarke was named managing director, portfolio manager and co-head of the global equity team at BlackRock.

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  2. BlackRock adds iShares Canada managing director

    truePat Chiefalo was named managing director and head of product for BlackRock's iShares Canada.

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  3. Lombard Odier picks former BlackRock fiduciary management exec to target U.S. pension plans

    trueNancy Everett was hired at Lombard Odier Investment Managers to help build business from U.S. institutional money managers such as pension funds.

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  4. BlackRock picks co-portfolio manager for Equity Dividend Fund

    trueTony DeSpirito was named managing director and co-head of the equity dividend team at BlackRock, as well as co-portfolio manager for the BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund and related portfolios.

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  5. Asset owners could account for 25% of global ETF usage within 5 years — iShares strategist

    trueAsset owners could account for a quarter of exchange-traded fund usage globally in five years, a potentially giant leap from as low as 5% now, according to a senior executive with BlackRock Inc.'s iShares ETF business.

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  6. BlackRock assets rise 4% for second quarter

    trueBlackRock’s assets under management totaled $4.594 trillion as of June 30, up 4% from three months earlier and up 19% from a year ago, said an earnings statement released Wednesday.

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  7. UBS taps former BlackRock GTAA managing director

    truePhilip Brides was named senior portfolio manager for asset allocation and currency in the U.S. at UBS Global Asset Management.

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  8. BlackRock: Income-replacement gap narrows; more work needed

    trueWorkers within 10 years of retiring are improving their efforts to reach an 80% income replacement goal at retirement, but there's still a gap between their current savings and their goals.

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  9. BlackRock raises equity allocation in target date funds

    trueBlackRock Inc. announced Wednesday it would raise its equity allocation in its LifePath Index target-date funds, keeping younger investors fully invested in stocks even longer and bumping up stocks at the landing point of retirement.

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  10. Florida SBA puts $2.46 billion BlackRock bond portfolio on watch

    trueFlorida State Board of Administration placed a BlackRock-managed $2.46 billion core fixed-income portfolio on watch because of the departure of a key decision-maker.

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  11. BlackRock's iShares Canada chief leaves post

    trueMary Anne Wiley resigned from her position as managing director and head of the BlackRock exchange-traded funds unit iShares Canada.

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  12. Yale endowment adds $100 million to emerging markets ETF

    trueYale University, New Haven, Conn., more than quadrupled its shares in a Vanguard Group emerging markets exchange-traded fund in the first quarter.

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  13. Schroders names U.K. institutional client chief

    trueGeoff Cheetham was appointed head of U.K. institutional clients at Schroders.

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