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  1. 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 ...

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  1. 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.

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  2. Blue Elephant Capital taps BlackRock exec as managing partner

    trueBrian Weinstein was named managing partner at Blue Elephant Capital Management.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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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  6. ECB calls on BlackRock for design help for ABS purchase program

    trueThe European Central Bank hired BlackRock Solutions to provide consulting services for its potential asset-backed securities purchase program.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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