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    1. May 24, 2015

      Shadow banks push for easing of loan caps

      A band of lenders within the shadow banking system is making a new push on Capitol Hill, seeking an easing of rules capping...

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    1. May 18, 2015

      Why multi-boutiques are so on-trend

      It is the fastest-growing asset manager you’ve probably never heard of. Affiliated Managers Group, with some $638bn of...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Finance chiefs urge action on bubble fear

      A group of leading financial executives have urged authorities around the world to bolster their crisis-busting arsenals...

    3. May 17, 2015

      Fund houses back the boss too often

      BlackRock, Aberdeen and Schroders are among six asset managers ShareAction, the investor rights charity, has accused of...

    4. May 1, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — ETF growth

      What does this show? It’s the growth in exchange traded funds and products, in terms of both number and assets under...

    5. April 28, 2015

      BlackRock at odds with its investors over shareholder rights

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is pressing companies in its portfolio to give their shareholders a right to...

    6. April 26, 2015

      Movers & shakers: April 27

      BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has appointed Yoshiyuki Izawa as chairman and country head of Japan. Mr Izawa...

    7. April 24, 2015

      BlackRock enters UK pension drawdown market

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has launched into the UK drawdown market with a product aimed at giving savers...

    8. April 24, 2015

      Ratings service launched for tracker funds

      FE Trustnet, a research firm, has launched a passive fund ratings service as tracker funds continue to grow in popularity....

    9. April 19, 2015

      BlackRock undeterred by spluttering US growth

      Fears about US economic growth spluttering to a halt have been overdone, according to the trio behind BlackRock’s Global...

    10. April 19, 2015

      Best-paid fund management chief executives revealed

      An ocean divides the offices of the chief executives at the biggest asset management houses in New York and London but a...

    11. April 19, 2015

      Exchange traded funds celebrate 15th birthday in Europe

      Providers of exchange traded funds have a spring in their step as they mark the 15th anniversary of the product’s launch in...

    12. April 19, 2015

      Movers & shakers: April 20

      ● Joanne Wheatley (pictured) has moved to Allianz Global Investors as head of UK institutional client services. Ms Wheatley...

    13. April 17, 2015

      Rob Leach stands down at BlackRock in reshuffle

      BlackRock’s Rob Leach, one of the most senior figures on the buyside in London, has left his role as head of European...

    14. April 16, 2015

      BlackRock stems outflows from active funds

      BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager by assets under management, halted outflows from its problematic actively...

    15. April 14, 2015

      Cyber security start-up draws $100m in BlackRock-led fundraising

      Illumio, a cyber security start-up with personal backing from successful technology founders, has raised over $100m in a...

    16. April 12, 2015

      Ronald O’Hanley set for ‘more difficult job’ at State Street Global Advisors

      Big challenges await Ronald O’Hanley as the incoming chief executive of State Street Global Advisors, the $2.45tn asset...

    17. April 12, 2015

      Quarterly Review: European fund managers beat back US rivals

      European asset managers staged a fightback against their US rivals in 2014 in the best year for fund sales in Europe since...

    18. April 12, 2015

      Exchange traded funds make strongest ever start to a year

      The exchange traded funds industry made its strongest ever start to a year with net inflows of just under $96bn in the first...

    19. April 9, 2015

      Prosper’s valuation rises to $1.9bn in latest funding round

      Prosper Marketplace, the second-biggest peer-to-peer lender in the US, has closed a new financing round that has boosted its...

    20. April 6, 2015

      BlackRock chief Larry Fink warns on strong US dollar

      The steep rise in the US dollar risks undermining business confidence in the US and sending the country’s economy into a...

    21. April 3, 2015

      Pimco’s losses are Carlyle’s gain

      Carlyle, the private equity firm, has emerged as one of the big winners from management turmoil at Pimco, as bond managers...

    22. March 29, 2015

      BlackRock avoids accidental takeover of Australian engineering company

      BlackRock has avoided being forced to make an embarrassing takeover offer for an Australian engineering company after...

    23. March 26, 2015

      Bill Gross Pimco departure a possible ‘stress test’ for industry

      The shock departure of Pimco founder Bill Gross from the world’s largest bond fund was a real life “stress test”, which the...

    24. March 23, 2015

      European companies opt for late-stage private fundraisings

      Public investors are gearing up for an increase in private fundraising rounds by fast-growing European companies, following...

    25. March 23, 2015

      Euro money funds turn red

      Yields on virtually all euro-denominated money market funds aimed at institutional investors are likely to turn negative in...

    26. March 20, 2015

      BlackRock World Mining sorry for terrible year

      The troubled BlackRock World Mining investment trust has taken on a new co-manager, cut fees, imposed stricter investment...

    27. March 16, 2015

      Passive funds’ rise heightens fear of shock to system

      In the past two years, the growth of passive investment funds, which track the markets and charge cheap fees, has been one...

    28. March 13, 2015

      BlackRock cuts Footsie fee in ETF price war

      BlackRock has slashed charges on its £3.8bn FTSE 100 exchange traded fund, firing the latest shot in a price war that has...

    29. March 13, 2015

      Build a cash reserve

      Ultra-low interest rates may have reduced the appeal of cash Isas for long-term saving, pushing savers into higher-risk...

    30. March 8, 2015

      Vanguard, T Rowe to escape bonus rules

      Vanguard and Standard Life Investments are among a number of fund groups to escape a European push to extend a bonus cap on...

    31. March 1, 2015

      Vanguard tops mutual fund survey with $291bn in new business

      Vanguard was the world’s most popular investment group last year as it attracted more new business than any other asset...

    32. March 1, 2015

      US pension group puts BlackRock on review

      The $89bn Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp, the US safety net for participants in private-sector defined-benefit plans, has...

    33. February 13, 2015

      US bonds lag behind Fed rate forecasts

      In a world where negative bond yields are gaining momentum, US interest rates are reflecting an earlier era — a far-off time...

    34. February 8, 2015

      Fidelity and BlackRock splurge on lobbying

      Fidelity Investments and BlackRock spent more than any other asset managers on lobbying in the US last year, according to...

    35. January 30, 2015

      Democratising finance: How passive funds changed investing

      Democratising finance: Personal investing The process of bringing diversified, affordable investment products to the masses...

    36. January 25, 2015

      The week: January 26

      C Nine big fund managers, led by Fidelity, will launch a dark pool for equity trading. The project, called Luminex, will be...

    37. January 21, 2015

      BlackRock and MarketAxess target Europe

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has brought its corporate bond trading venture with MarketAxess to Europe to...

    38. January 15, 2015

      BlackRock’s income drops as performance fees weaken

      BlackRock is pushing a “third way” for investors amid a crisis of confidence in active fund managers and the relentless rise...

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