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BlackRock to acquire real estate manager MGPA
BlackRock announced Tuesday an agreement to acquire MGPA, a London-based private equity real estate investment manager.
Ex-BlackRock portfolio manager arrested in U.K. probe — sources
Mark Lyttleton, a former BlackRock managing director and portfolio manager, has been arrested as part of an insider-trading probe by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, two people familiar with the matter said.
BlackRock study: Asian institutional investors to boost active quant allocations
Asian institutional investors are poised to allocate more money to active quantitative strategies over the next three years, and money managers with local footprints in the region will have a leg up in winning that business, according to a study released Tuesday by BlackRock.
BlackRock and MarketAxess to create trading alliance
BlackRock Solutions and MarketAxess Holdings on Tuesday announced the firms will create a U.S credit trading alliance.
Fed's policy jeopardizes achievement of its goals and risks upending markets
Since the global financial crisis, central banks around the world have been forced to take dramatic and unprecedented actions to stabilize markets and shore up faltering economies. As a result, a high degree of global monetary policy accommodation has been part of our economic landscape for years,
PIMCO's Total Return ETF is an exception
PIMCO's Total Return ETF has seen a healthy percentage gain in assets from inflows since the start of the year, and though it lags the amount flowing into its larger mutual fund sibling, the numbers show the 13-month-old exchange-traded fund is finding its own niche.
BlackRock hires first head of global capital markets for Asia-Pacific
Scott Greenberg joined BlackRock in Hong Kong as a managing director and Asia-Pacific head of global capital markets.
BlackRock sees assets rise 4% for quarter to $3.9 trillion
BlackRock on Tuesday reported assets under management of $3.936 trillion as of March 31, up 4% from the prior quarter and 7% higher than the year before.
Big-name asset managers work to grab snippets of ETF pie
Although an oligopoly of three money managers dominates 84% of the U.S. market for exchange-traded funds, the relative newcomers to this fast-growing investment segment are capitalizing on their brand names and existing strengths as competitive advantages.
BlackRock picks new EMEA chief
David Blumer was named senior managing director and head of EMEA at BlackRock.
BlackRock Alternative Investors to get new co-head in shake-up
BlackRock is “taking the next step in the evolution” of BlackRock Alternative Investors by shaking up the roles of senior executives.
BlackRock's private equity leaders to leave as firm exits direct buyout business
Nathan Thorne, George Bitar and Mandy Puri will leave BlackRock as the firm moves into a fund-of-funds business.
BlackRock to cut about 300 jobs in continued reorganization
BlackRock is cutting about 300 jobs, extending a reorganization that included the shakeup of its investment units last year.
BlackRock hires first Asia ex-Japan consultant relations chief
Patrick O'Donnell joined BlackRock in Hong Kong as a director and head of consultant relations for Asia ex-Japan, confirmed spokeswoman Rowena Kwok.
Fidelity Investments turns to BlackRock's iShares lineup for push into ETFs
Fidelity Investments is increasing its reliance on BlackRock's iShares to compete in the ETF business.