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    1. 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...

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      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...

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

      Movers & shakers: April 18

      • Seth Carpenter, a former senior adviser to Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, has joined Rokos Capital Management,...

    2. April 17, 2016

      The week: April 18

      • Profits at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, fell by a fifth to $657m in the first three months of 2016,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. April 10, 2016

      Movers & shakers: April 11

      • Pierre-Emmanuel Juillard is to rejoin Axa Investment Managers to establish a 10-strong investment team focused on...

    9. April 10, 2016

      Stampede into gold catches BlackRock out

      It is a rare occurrence for BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, to slip up publicly. But an unexpected...

    10. April 8, 2016

      Quarterly review: BlackRock tightens its grip on Europe

      BlackRock topped the leaderboard for fund sales in Europe for a third successive year in 2015, with the world’s largest...

    11. April 3, 2016

      ‘There are going to be lots of dead unicorns’

      Unicorns, as billion-dollar start-ups have been dubbed, were one of the hottest topics of 2015. Asset managers,...

    12. April 3, 2016

      The week: April 4

      • Asset managers have hit back at proposals by US regulators to limit their use of derivatives, saying that tighter...

    13. March 30, 2016

      Mutual funds hit back at SEC proposal to limit derivative use

      Mutual funds have hit back at a proposal by US regulators to limit their use of derivatives, saying that the rule would...

    14. March 22, 2016

      Money managers shake up ETF landscape

      The booming exchange traded fund industry, in which investors can buy shares that track an underlying basket of...

    15. March 12, 2016

      Protectionism a big threat to global economy, says Larry Fink

      ​T​he spectre of protectionism and the destructive impact of negative interest rates, pose serious threats to the world...

    16. March 9, 2016

      BlackRock ETF veteran to depart

      One of the people responsible for the expansion of BlackRock’s exchange traded fund business in Europe and the US is to...

    17. March 6, 2016

      Prisoner’s Dilemma reveals bond fund risks

      The road to Hell is paved with well-intentioned risk management initiatives. Burgeoning bond funds are seen as...

    18. March 6, 2016

      Movers & shakers: March 7

      • Source, the $19bn London-based exchange traded fund provider, has appointed Julian Ide as its new chief executive. Mr...

    19. March 6, 2016

      The week: March 7

      • Schroders came under heavy fire from shareholder groups and investors last week after the UK asset manager elevated...

    20. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Metro Bank raises £400m ahead of London listing

      Metro Bank has raised £400m from some of the largest global asset managers ahead of its debut on the London Stock...

    21. March 2, 2016

      Argentina nears $15bn bond issue in return to capital markets

      Argentina is on the verge of issuing the largest sum of debt by any developing nation since 1996 as the country seeks...

    22. March 1, 2016

      BlackRock warns of economic dangers of Brexit

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has warned that Britain’s economy would be hit hard by a vote to leave...

    23. February 29, 2016

      BlackRock attacks Hong Kong-listed miner

      BlackRock has criticised a Hong-Kong-listed gold miner for selling its main asset in order to shift into unrelated...

    24. February 28, 2016

      BlackRock bets against struggling competitor Aberdeen

      BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has bet against the share price of struggling competitor Aberdeen Asset...

    25. February 28, 2016

      Movers & shakers: February 29

      • BNY Mellon has named Mitchell Harris as chief executive of its $1.7tn investment management business. Mr Harris,...

    26. February 28, 2016

      Deutsche Bank has the most clout on social media

      Deutsche Bank, iShares and Standard Life Investments have topped a ranking of global banks and asset managers with the...

    27. February 22, 2016

      EM credit ‘offers double digit returns’

      While some predict capitulation, others see a buying opportunity. Sergio Trigo Paz, head of EM fixed income at...

    28. February 21, 2016

      Movers & shakers: February 22

      • Nikko Asset Management has appointed Udo von Werne as chief executive of its operations in Europe, the Middle East...

    29. February 15, 2016

      The Hut eyes M&A as it looks to expand in health and beauty

      The Hut, the online marketplace backed by some of the biggest names in British retail, has secured private funding of...

    30. February 9, 2016

      Michael Bloomberg urges companies to reveal climate change impact

      Michael Bloomberg has urged companies to explain more clearly how climate change affects them as a way of attracting...

    31. February 8, 2016

      Democrats struggle to harness economic feelgood factor

      Dismissing the dark economic narrative of the Republicans as “doom and despair”, Barack Obama on Friday claimed that...

    32. February 8, 2016

      Fund managers ready for ‘smart beta’ wars

      The swelling popularity of cheap, index-tracking funds has been a mounting concern for traditional asset managers. But...

    33. February 7, 2016

      Private equity groups under pressure to buy own stock

      The world’s largest private equity companies are coming under increasing pressure to buy back their own listed shares...

    34. February 5, 2016

      Fink backs new breed of shareholder activism

      Larry Fink struck a blow this week for responsible shareholder activism. In a letter to hundreds of chief executives at...

    35. February 2, 2016

      Schroders urges banks to focus on long-termism

      The investor drive for more long-term thinking, and less short-termism, has gained fresh momentum in Europe, with...

    36. February 1, 2016

      Top US financial groups hold secret summits on long-termism

      The world’s largest asset managers have held secret summit meetings to hammer out proposals for improving public...

    37. January 31, 2016

      Vanguard, Fidelity face proxy access row

      Vanguard, JPMorgan and Fidelity Investments have repeatedly rejected attempts to give shareholders the right to propose...

    38. January 20, 2016

      Fintech: Search for a super-algo

      Nearly three decades ago, Warren Buffett penned an annual letter to his adoring investors mocking an insidious new...

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