BlackRock's Justin Christofel has been increasing his exposure to bond ETFs in order to minimise fixed income liquidity risk in the £1.2bn Global Multi-Asset Income fund.
How asset managers are meeting the pensions challenge
BlackRock has changed the name and investment objective of its Global Bond fund, managed by Scott Thiel, who will also gain two co-managers.
Looking beyond gold’s weak points
Nine of the world's biggest fund managers are preparing to set up their own 'dark pool' for equity trading in an effort to avoid interference from high frequency traders.
The British Assets trust will be renamed BlackRock Income Strategies if proposals to overhaul the company are approved by shareholders.
Fund buyers and investors face a challenging 2015 as they weigh up how to diversify in the face of crowded trades and elevated valuations, market commentators have suggested.
The investment trusts for 2015 outperformance
This year has been a difficult one for many active funds, but, as ever, a select group of portfolios continue to be backed en masse by buyers looking to deliver outperformance for clients.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned former BlackRock managing director Jonathan Burrows for dodging rail fares worth £43,000.
Changing economic conditions mean fundamentals won’t always be the core driver of markets, which is why corporate bond managers must be more active and nimble to generate returns in 2015, says Simon Blundell, manager of the BlackRock Corporate Bond...
Oliver Wallin, multi-manager investment director at Octopus Investments, has called for more providers to offer hedged share classes on their funds.
'How we handled the European sell-off'
Man of Steel
Wealth managers are adding to Europe following the market correction of the last few weeks, despite concerns remaining about the threat of deflation in the region.
BlackRock is set to replace F&C as manager of the British Assets trust after the company's board proposed a change of objective in order to target pension savers.
The sudden market falls seen in the six weeks to mid-October took many by surprise. Here we identify ten equity funds in the Targeted Absolute Return sector which produced positive performance over the period.
Divergent monetary policy is causing currency volatility, and the euro has slumped. BlackRock's Stuart Reeve explores how European equity investors can weather the turbulence.
BlackRock is set to overhaul the investment strategy of its Balanced Income portfolio to attract more investors as interest in the product has waned.
'We will never be reliant on our platform'
Fidelity's move into passive funds
BlackRock Continental European Income