Articles tagged "BlackRock"
Blacklisted 'woke' firms like BlackRock and State Street still have a lock on AUM in oil states like Oklahoma; anti-ESG politicians underestimated the fierce independence of state money managers and Republican lawmakers who back them
Oklahoma public pension fund revolts against state Treasurer and refuses to divest ESG funds in protest against mixing politics with fiduciary duties -- roughly a repeat of the ESG revolt in reverse.
November 2, 2023 at 1:50 AM
BlackRock brass cited 'Aperio' again and again, today, amid analysts' grilling about 'depressed flows' -- it bought the direct-indexing unit in the feverish grab of 2020-2021
CEO Larry Fink and CFO Martin Small used the $39-billion unit, acquired for $1 billion, to show they can both grow organically and explain why they plan a new M&A round to grow inorganically.
October 14, 2023 at 1:18 AM
Biz Briefs: AdvicePay waives key hiring requirement to land its next CEO • ESG firms may get OK in Oklahoma • eMoney adds new chiefs • CFP Board names new chair-elect • Robinhood cuts more staff
Alan Moore replaces himself with another guy with two respectable titles • eMoney promotes two • Moisand's third in line now known • Robinhood sacks 173 in year-to-date.
July 26, 2023 at 2:34 AM
BlackRock believes that 33 is the charm as it applies to sell a spot Bitcoin ETF, after 32 prior attempts met failure at the SEC -- part of a new gold rush of applications
The $9-trillion asset management giant is betting its Bitcoin application -- the 33rd lodged with the SEC -- will finally clear all hurdles.
June 23, 2023 at 10:38 PM
How fooling around with ESG put Vanguard and BlackRock on countdown for still selling many ETFs as 'passive' indexing portfolios
The duopoly has near $10 trillion of passive indexes but not for long if red state AGs have their way
June 1, 2023 at 2:39 AM
Biz Briefs: SmartAsset makes deal to dumb down selling for unsalesy RIAs • Vanguard re-explains conflicting ESG signals • Alex I jabs Alex II at Citywire in bare knuckle exit [to Goldman Sachs] Q&A • BlackRock has clear path to $15 trillion by 2028 says mega-client
SmartAsset uses M&A to rewire RIAs • Vanguard has made its first statement on climate since it left a climate lobby group • BlackRock gets Morgan Stanley praise • CRM giant RedTail increases ties with a New York cash sifter, Flourish • Orion gets into online education.
May 9, 2023 at 2:16 AM
Biz Briefs: Vanguard's tax-loss harvest yields a caveat• Vermont green with envy ... of red states? • CFP Board spends $12 million on bungee metaphor • BlackRock isn't neutral on Credit Suisse • Women are the Goliath of 'David' in UK finance
Tax-loss harvest gains may have some home assembly required, says Jeff DeMaso • Adrian Johnstone is now in the driving seat at Practifi • CFP Board spending just topped $150 million • and Vermont shares some Texas thinking on ESG investing.
March 25, 2023 at 1:32 AM
Biz Briefs: Schwab puts checks for $52 million in mail to robo-RIA customers allegedly misled about cash allocations • BlackRock blacklisted (again) • iShares beats NZAM-exiter Vanguard • Fidelity makes first acquisition in eight years • CFP board realizes Moms don't like CFPs
BlackRock gets Kentucky coal in stocking, and Vanguard keeps skating; iShares inches above -- by 2.8% -- Vanguard's annual net new ETF asset haul; Fidelity takes "natural next step" for stock plan business; new CFP chair outlines plans and the DOJ is set to become a major Robinhood shareholder..
January 13, 2023 at 3:01 AM
Vanguard cites shunned founder Jack Bogle to deflect criticism after epic ESG flip-flop, extoling the founder's 'whole haystack' investing strategy versus finding the 'needle'
The Malvern, Pa. firm played the Bogle card amid an about-face on NZAM, which it joined 21 months ago with heavy hitters like BlackRock, to 'steward' client assets, but external GOP political pressures may have forced it to cave.
January 4, 2023 at 2:02 AM
Sonya Dreizler's zeal is turning 2022 RIA events into a giant coming-out for talented women, with Choir algorithms and a larger halo effect
Long a Twitter force, the San Francisco entrepreneur caught a women's wave with a judicious admixture of money, meaning and exquisite timing.
September 13, 2022 at 10:58 PM
Texas just pronounced BlackRock guilty of pandering to sustainable investing interests -- and BlackRock is having none of it
Despite the ESG reprieve BlackRock's CEO granted the fossil fuel industry in May, it's answer to the Texas power play is 'no,' it tells Bloomberg
August 27, 2022 at 12:03 AM
Dimensional Fund Advisors, long the flagship of factor investing, struggles to chart a course as a nimble rival and big foot competitors cut into its market--and exploit its slow move to ETFs
Vanguard, BlackRock and Avantis rattle a complacent Dimensional Fund Advisors with fee cuts and ETF roll outs based on 'smart beta.'
August 9, 2022 at 1:57 AM
BlackRock and Coinbase snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by creating a 'monumental' combo that 'leapfrogs' Fidelity and others vying to dominate advised crypto investing
The New York and San Francisco superpowers in conventional assets and crypto assets sacrifice profit margins and exclusivity with investors but are 'huge' in tandem by tearing down prohibitive RIA barriers, says Tyrone Ross Jr and other RIA crypto experts
August 6, 2022 at 1:06 AM
BlackRock CEO preaches a very RIA-like future -- after three awesome wins in five months that total more than $200 billion -- where his $7 trillion manager gets every asset in exchange for unmatched 'completeness'
Larry Fink's New York City firm won 'whole portfolio advisor' OCIO accounts of AIG, British Air and General Dynamics by wholly accepting their fiduciary liability and headaches
July 26, 2022 at 2:02 AM
Shorts: ESG forces Vanguard, BlackRock, SSGA to choose on abortion • Schwab uses money and brand to correct white-male CFP supermajority • S&P 1500 pensions overfunded despite underwhelming 2022 returns • Vanguard closes gap on BlackRock as top institutional manager • Musk puts Orion on Twitter map
Culture war envelops ESG. 'Big-three' face crisis on abortion rights • The population is 50.8% women, 13.4% Black, 18% Latinx, but 76.6% of financial planners are white men. • Schwab funds CFP effort to rebalance • S&P 1500 pension plans are running a $55 billion surplus • Vanguard nears BlackRock institutional asset sum • Daniel Crosby lures behavioral finance interest, via Diet Coke.