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BlackRock's Fink: U.K. should make pension saving mandatory
trueThe U.K. should make saving into an occupational pension fund mandatory, according to Laurence D. Fink, CEO and chairman of BlackRock.
BlackRock aims to find right formula for Asia-Pacific
trueThe Asia-Pacific region has been the weak link in BlackRock Inc.'s global growth story in recent years, leading some market veterans to conclude the New York-based giant has yet to find a formula for success there.
Pensions Trust appoints BlackRock to alternatives fiduciary allocation
trueThe Pensions Trust appointed BlackRock to build a £100 million ($166.4 million) alternative investments and credit securities portfolio, and to act as fiduciary manager of the allocation.
BlackRock targets retirement plans with new funds, indexes
trueBlackRock Inc. is pushing further into the retirement income sphere, this time launching a lineup of bond funds and indexes that try to measure the cost of lifetime income.
BlackRock picks senior exec in HK combining CFO, corporate strategy roles
trueAndrew Reynolds will join BlackRock in Hong Kong as chief financial officer and head of corporate strategy for the Asia-Pacific region, effective Feb. 25.
Retirement: A welcome focus from the State of the Union
trueNot too long ago, talk of a retirement crisis, the reaction, more often than not, was “I'll believe it's a crisis when people start acting like it's a crisis.”
BlackRock's head of Asia-Pacific strategy and business development exits
trueNick Good, BlackRock’s Hong Kong-based managing director and head of strategy and business development, Asia-Pacific, is leaving the company Thursday to pursue other opportunities.
BlackRock: Insurers to move to non-core, less liquid investments
trueInsurance companies increasingly will look to non-core, less liquid investments in 2014 as interest rates are expected to remain low, according to BlackRock's global insurance industry outlook.
Insight Investment adds solutions head from BlackRock
trueTarik Ben-Saud was appointed head of asset solutions at Insight Investment, confirmed sources with knowledge of the matter.
BlackRock: Large institutional investors to hike real estate, real assets in 2014
trueLarge institutional investors are looking to boost allocations to alternatives in 2014, specifically real estate and real assets, according to a BlackRock global survey of about 100 investors with more than $6 trillion in assets under management combined.
BlackRock's AUM climbs 6% in quarter on $40 billion in net inflows
trueBlackRock's assets under management totaled $4.324 trillion on Dec. 31, up 6% from three months earlier and 14% higher than a year ago, according to an earnings statement the firm released Thursday.
BlackRock appoints head of Asian fundamental equity research
trueOisin Crawley joined BlackRock in Hong Kong on Monday as director and head of research for the firm's Asian fundamental equity team.
Strategic asset allocation co-head Everett leaves BlackRock
trueNancy Everett has left BlackRock as managing director and co-head of markets and strategic asset allocation in the firm's U.S. client solutions group, confirmed people with knowledge of the situation.
BlackRock drops analyst survey program after investigation
trueBlackRock agreed to discontinue using an analyst survey program after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concluded non-public information was being used to execute trades.
BlackRock's Kapito says firm not too big to increase revenue, AUM
trueBlackRock President Robert Kapito said the firm's size will not prevent it from increasing its revenue and assets under management.