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November 19, 2012
15:24 EDTBCS, BLK, STTBlackRock names Russ Koesterich as Chief Investment Strategist
BlackRock announced that it has named Russ Koesterich as Chief Investment Strategist. His service with BlackRock dates to 2005, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BCS), which BlackRock acquired in 2009. At BGI, Koesterich was the Global Head of Investment Strategy for active equities and a senior portfolio manager in the U.S. Market Neutral Group. Prior to joining BGI, he was Chief North American Strategist for State Street Bank (STT). Koesterich began his career at Instinet, where he occupied several positions in research, including Director of Investment Strategy for both U.S. and European research.
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April 22, 2014
10:35 EDTBCSBarclays to exit 'majority' of commodities business, Bloomberg reports
Barclays confirmed plans to exit most of its commodities businesses, though it will continue to trade in precious metals, financial oil, U.S. financial gas and index products, reported Bloomberg, citing an e-mailed statement from the company."This decision is in line with Barclays's stated objective to actively evaluate and manage our businesses, ensuring they meet strict economic and strategic criteria within the new regulatory environment," the bank stated, adding that it sees no material impact to its financial results from the reduction.
08:00 EDTBCSBoE to simulate cyber attacks on banks, FT reports
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07:27 EDTBLKBlackRock names former HSBC employee senior strategist, Bloomberg says
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07:26 EDTBLKInformation Management Network to hold a conference
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07:24 EDTBCSSourceMedia to hold a forum
26th Annual Card Forum & Expo is being held in Orlando on April 22-25.
06:28 EDTBCSBarclays to exit parts of commodities business, NY Times says
British bank Barclays plans to announce later today that it will "get out of large parts of its commodities business," according to The New York Times, which cited an unnamed source. The bank intends to eliminate some jobs, the newspaper added. Reference Link
April 17, 2014
07:49 EDTBLKBlackRock given direct access to invest directly in China markets, Reuters says
BlackRock said it had been granted a license to invest directly in China's mainland capital markets, which will give investors some access to the country's stock and bond markets, Reuters reported yesterday. Reference Link
06:41 EDTBLKBlackRock reports assets under management $4.4T
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06:39 EDTBLKBlackRock raises quarterly dividend by 15% to $1.93 per share
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06:39 EDTBLKBlackRock: Fixed income landscape undergoing significant change
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06:33 EDTBLKBlackRock reports Q1 adjusted EPS $4.43, consensus $4.14
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April 16, 2014
15:17 EDTBLKNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include General Electric (GE), consensus 32c; Philip Morris (PM), consensus $1.16; Schlumberger (SLB), consensus $1.20; PepsiCo (PEP), consensus 75c; Union Pacific (UNP), consensus $2.37; UnitedHealth (UNH), consensus $1.09; Honeywell (HON), consensus $1.26; Goldman Sachs (GS), consensus $3.44; du Pont (DD), consensus $1.59; Morgan Stanley (MS), consensus 60c; Danaher (DHR), consensus 80c; BlackRock (BLK), consensus $4.14; Blackstone (BX), consensus 55c; Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), consensus $2.86; Mattel (MAT), consensus 9c; Snap-on (SNA), consensus $1.54; AutoNation (AN), consensus 74c.
06:32 EDTBLKGoldman Sachs tries to jump start stock-trading business amid concerns, WSJ says
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April 15, 2014
08:54 EDTBLKBlackRock April volatility elevated at 38 into Q4 and outlook
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07:28 EDTBLKSEC officials weighing curbs on trading fees, WSJ says
SEC officials, including some commissioners, are considering a trial program to curb "maker-taker" fee plans that are a major source of revenue for exchanges and some high-frequency trading firms, according to The Wall Street Journal. Fund managers, including BlackRock (BLK), are concerned about the negative effects of maker-taker, the report added. IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) CEO Jeffrey Sprecher, along with representatives from T. Rowe Price (TROW) and from RBC Capital (RY), recently held a series of private meetings with SEC Chairman Mary Jo White to push for its elimination, according to the report, citing people familiar with the matter. Like IntercontinentalExchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq (NDAQ) is a publicly-traded exchange operator. Reference Link
07:25 EDTSTTFederal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to hold a conference
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07:11 EDTBCSBarclays still deciding what to do with investment bank, WSJ reports
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06:58 EDTBCSBarclays appoints Gillies as non-executive director
Barclays announced that Crawford Gillies has been appointed as a non-executive director of Barclays and will become a member of the board remuneration committee with effect from May 1. The company said, "It is intended that Crawford Gillies will succeed Sir John Sunderland as chairman of the board remuneration committee at a date to be agreed, consistent with ensuring a smooth transition."
April 10, 2014
13:43 EDTBLKFidelity to pitch new lost cost trading venue to large asset managers, WSJ says
Fidelity is working on a new trading venue, dubbed "Sakura," that it hopes will be a collaboration among big mutual-fund firms to reduce costs and streamline trading and will be an improvement over other "dark pools," reported The Wall Street Journal, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The report said Fidelity is in the initial planning stages and has just started pitching the idea to other large asset managers. Publicly traded fund managers include BlackRock (BLK), Franklin Resources (BEN) and T. Rowe Price (TROW), while Investment Technology Group (ITG) currently operates dark pools that facilitate block trading among large institutions. Exchange operators Nasdaq (NDAQ) and Intercontinentalexchange's (ICE) NYSE have previously testified to legislators that too much trading occurs in dark pools, hurting investors. Reference Link
April 9, 2014
07:23 EDTBCSBarclays relocates more suburban Singapore staff to city, Bloomberg says
Barclays is relocating more employees to an office in Singapore’s central business district from the suburbs to reduce expenses, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link

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