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Russ Koesterich, chief investment strategist at BlackRock, examines which equity styles could thrive in the current turbulent market environment.
As the alternative investment market reaches its 20th anniversary this week, managers highlight some of the most impressive company successes - as well as the major failures on the junior market - over the past two decades.
BlackRock has appointed Tom Holl as co-manager on Evy Hambro's £664m Gold & General fund.
Will Landers, manager of BlackRock’s Latin American investment trust, said he has adopted a defensive but more flexible investment approach as the region continues to struggle.
BlackRock has reduced the ongoing charges figure (OCF) on five of its most popular index funds with nearly £16bn in assets under management.
BlackRock's Richard Plackett, former head of the UK Small and Mid Cap equities team and co-manager of the £1.4bn UK Special Situations fund, is to retire from fund management after 25 years, Investment Week can reveal.
Online trading platform IG Group has partnered with BlackRock to launch a range of ETF-based investment portfolios for its clients.
BlackRock has published a paper proposing a raft of reforms for regulators and asset managers to address the growing problems with liquidity in the bond market.
Investment Week celebrated the 20th anniversary of its flagship Fund Manager of the Year Awards at a glittering ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall last night.
The £346m BlackRock UK Income fund has gained another co-manager with the addition of David Goldman.
Almost one fifth of investment trusts have changed managers in the last 18 months as a result of retirements, departures and greater board scrutiny, according to the Association of Investment Companies (AIC).
Global asset management firms have avoided being labelled "systemically important" but face a review into potential systemic risks posed by their largest funds.
Sebastian Lyon's £2.6bn Troy Trojan fund has been labelled "the biggest disappointment" in Chelsea Financial's biannual RedZone list of underperforming funds.
Rupert Harrison, former chief of staff to Chancellor George Osborne, is joining BlackRock to help develop its retirement proposition.
A rise in inflation expectations is prompting more fund managers to seek ways to protect their portfolios, despite headline price indices sitting at ultra-low levels.
AXA Investment Managers’ former fixed income head Theo Zemek has taken up a new non-executive role at BlackRock.
The Patient Capital investment trust is to enter the FTSE 250 later this month, two months on from its record fundraising.
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Fund managers give their views on the key issues impacting global asset classes and outline how they are positioning portfolios.