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    1. July 25, 2016

      Fund houses step up to fill corporate lending gap

      Asset managers have bought nearly two thirds of corporate bonds issued since the financial crisis, according to new...

    2. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      Lending Club taps BlackRock veteran Dunne

      Lending Club has appointed Patrick Dunne, a veteran of fund management giant BlackRock, as chief capital officer, as...

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      Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
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    1. July 17, 2016

      Asset managers run risks in the rush into peer-to-peer loans

      Stocks and bonds have been the traditional ingredients for mutual funds, but asset managers have been pushing steadily...

    2. July 17, 2016

      Movers & shakers: July 18

      • BlackRock has appointed the Credit Suisse veteran of 23 years Philip Vasan to the newly created role of head of...

    3. July 17, 2016

      The week: July 18

      • BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink has warned that the UK’s decision to leave the EU would trigger a recession for...

    4. July 14, 2016

      BlackRock: a rock in a hard place

      Managing other people’s money is no fun these days. More than four-fifths of US large-cap fund managers failed to beat...

    5. July 14, 2016

      Fink warns of Brexit recession in UK

      The UK’s decision to leave Europe will trigger a recession in the British economy, Larry Fink, chief executive of...

    6. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Mind the gap: UK pension deficit widens to record £383.6bn

      The UK’s aggregate pension deficit has ballooned to £383.6bn, underscoring the impact of a prolonged period of low...

    7. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      US stocks rebound after two-day rout

      The bulls are back in town. At least for now. US stocks rallied on Tuesday after Wall Street’s worst two-day drop since...

    8. June 26, 2016

      The week: June 27

      • Asset managers should be subject to rigorous stress tests in the same way banks are, according to proposals by a...

    9. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      ETFs see jolt of volume as global markets gyrate

      Exchange traded funds seeking to track baskets of stocks and bonds saw elevated trading volumes on Friday after the UK...

    10. June 24, 2016

      ETFs in demand after Brexit vote

      Hugely volatile swings across financial markets following the UK’s vote to leave the EU led to one of the busiest days...

    11. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      BlackRock warms to US Treasuries

      BlackRock is warming the safety of US government bonds in a note on “surviving the low-rate epidemic.” The investment...

    12. June 16, 2016

      Pimco lays off 3% of global workforce after client outflows

      Pimco has laid off 3 per cent of its global workforce and has asked for more staff to volunteer to leave, as it...

    13. June 15, 2016

      ‘Factor investing’ wages battle against history

      Since its genesis the cooks of the investment industry have relied on the same basic ingredients when concocting a...

    14. June 10, 2016

      Bond yields hit new lows, equities slide in safe haven dash

      Global sovereign bonds set new milestones and equities fell sharply on Friday, as negative interest rate policies,...

    15. June 9, 2016

      BlackRock carves niche in UK mortgages

      BlackRock is carving a niche in the UK mortgage market, helping its clients fund half a billion pounds of loans in the...

    16. June 8, 2016

      Franklin CEO: asset management industry will consolidate

      The head of one of the biggest US investment managers is predicting a wave of consolidation in the industry, due to the...

    17. June 5, 2016

      Qatar pays BlackRock $2.5bn for Singaporean tower

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is buying Singapore’s Asia Square Tower One for a record $2.45bn from BlackRock, which...

    18. June 5, 2016

      ‘The chief executive of BlackRock is overpaid’

      Over the past six months, Steve Silberstein has become a persistent thorn in the side of BlackRock due to his campaign...

    19. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Global equities 'no longer look cheap' - BlackRock

      Global equities “look vulnerable,” the world’s biggest asset manager said on Tuesday as it dimmed its view on US and...

    20. May 29, 2016

      Slash greenhouse gases 57%, investors tell David Cameron

      A group of large institutional investors managing more than $13tn in assets has urged David Cameron to back proposals...

    21. May 29, 2016

      BlackRock’s new mortgage-backed securities ETF causes concern

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manage, has launched the first European-listed exchange traded fund that invests...

    22. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      BlackRock launches mortgage bond ETF in Europe

      BlackRock has launched the first European exchange traded fund for US mortgage-backed securities, giving investors...

    23. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      BlackRock urged to flex muscles over executive pay

      A dissident BlackRock shareholder took a stand at the company’s annual meeting this morning, demanding the asset...

    24. May 24, 2016

      Hedge funds: Overpriced, underperforming

      It was the shot heard around the hedge fund world. After the New York City Employees’ Retirement System decided to cash...

    25. May 22, 2016

      Money managers tussle for bigger slice of ‘smart beta’ pie

      The jostling for territory in the swelling “smart beta” investment industry has heated up in recent weeks, with a...

    26. May 22, 2016

      BlackRock slammed over too many votes for high pay

      Seventy-five thousand people have signed a petition urging BlackRock to overhaul its approach towards pay over fears...

    27. May 19, 2016

      BlackRock poaches Canada Pension Plan chief

      BlackRock has poached Mark Wiseman, the head of Canada’s largest pension plan, to run its $275bn equities business, in...

    28. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      BlackRock hires Canada Pension Plan chief

      BlackRock has poached the head of Canada’s largest pension plan, Mark Wiseman, to run its $275bn equities business, in...

    29. May 15, 2016

      State Street forced to reshuffle ETF management

      State Street Global Advisors has reshuffled the senior management team of its exchange traded fund business in response...

    30. May 9, 2016

      Tory peer dismisses Brexit risk to banks and points up SME fears

      Investment banks based in the UK would “not have a major problem” if Britain opted to leave the EU, according to a...

    31. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      SMEs 'squeezed out' by EU regulation - Lord Flight

      Large investment banks with an “oligopolistic position” in Europe are “understandably” in favour of staying in the...

    32. April 28, 2016

      Shell chairman joins new climate group involving NGOs

      The chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, Charles Holliday, has joined executives from BHP Billiton and other big energy...

    33. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Wells Fargo taps Mitchem to head asset management arm

      Wells Fargo has nabbed State Street’s Kristi Mitchem to head its $480bn asset management arm, ending a search for a new...

    34. April 14, 2016

      Bond investors turn passive aggressive as ETFs swell

      Investors are becoming passive, aggressively. While substantial inflows into funds that merely track a stock market...

    35. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      BlackRock profit drops 20% as market turmoil bites

      Market turmoil in the opening months of the year took a dent out of profits at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset...

    36. April 12, 2016

      Negative rates are not the fault of central banks

      Almost nine years after the west’s financial crisis started, interest rates remain ultra-low. Indeed, a quarter of the...

    37. April 11, 2016

      Negative rates may be nearing a political limit

      In less than two years, negative interest rates have moved from the abstract realms of economic theory into the...

    38. April 10, 2016

      BlackRock’s Larry Fink warns negative rates could hit spending

      Negative interest rates risk hitting consumer spending and undermining the economic growth they are intended to...

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