Articles tagged "BlackRock"


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With RIAs deliberately not in mind, Fidelity Investments launches Fidelity Go, a robo-advisor with the human touch of Vince Gubitosi

The Boston investments firm is using Geode Capital to call the shots, BlackRock as ETF supplier, and its own employees as its initial test subjects

November 20, 2015 — 10:32 PM UTC

Why BlackRock's purchase of FutureAdvisor for $152 million could be a deal of destiny

FutureAdvisor will nestle into BlackRock's risk management unit armed with iShares while Wealthfront and Schwab favor Vanguard ETFs

September 2, 2015 — 7:52 PM UTC

How Janus CEO Richard Weil's Bill Gross hire completes the PIMCO-ization of the Denver equity shop

The Denver-based fund company now has its chairman, CEO and star manager seats filled by PIMCO alums

October 1, 2014 — 6:24 AM UTC

Why most RIAs bent on launching in-house ETFs should swallow hard and start a mutual fund

What makes exchange traded funds so great for consumers can cut the other way if you try to compete with BlackRock

June 23, 2014 — 4:33 PM UTC

Mark Wiedman vows to ETF managers that BlackRock won't compete (directly) in the asset allocation game

The iShares chief encouraged the entrepreneurs, many of whom are ex-RIAs, to see themselves as primary purveyors of BlackRock ETFs

June 3, 2014 — 2:08 AM UTC

Cogent rates the top fund wholesalers to RIAs, and all advisors, and the 'sales' units at DFA, PIMCO, BlackRock and Franklin Templeton stand out

Dimensional Fund Advisors and PIMCO deliver some inside scoop without the sales dance to lead the sales-to-RIA pack in gaining netry to inner sanctums

May 30, 2014 — 4:32 PM UTC

An advertiser's-eye view of TD Ameritrade's national conference

Firms that rarely advertise had booths, including mega-RIAs, competing custodians and Marty Bicknell

February 3, 2014 — 4:40 AM UTC

A departing NestWise advisor tells what he learned from the whole experience

Andrew Ghezzi's experience with the mass-market, online entity was a pleasant surprise, but it was troubling that he was winning clients largely in proportion to their physical proximity to Boston

October 29, 2013 — 4:57 PM UTC

Unfazed by its misfire, BlackRock is taking a second shot at the 401(k) market, this time with a whiter hat

Skeptics abound but the world's largest asset manager aims to fill a mega-void by bringing payout precision of DC plans to the best-guess 401(k) business

October 3, 2013 — 5:15 PM UTC

Financial Engines more than doubles its share price by defining a niche in the 401(k) market between target date funds and RIAs

Wall Street is seeing things Jeff Maggioncalda's way for now, as new DOL regs make plan sponsors more certain they want participants advised inexpensively but not cheaply

October 1, 2013 — 5:12 AM UTC