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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.
News For BLK;BCS;STT From The Last 14 Days
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April 24, 2015
09:52 EDTSTTState Street says legal accrual may not cover all costs
Says low interest rate continuing to negatively impact NIR, NIM. Says continues to experience high levels of deposits. Says has begun charging customers on deposits. Says Q1 ETF outflows were "seasonal." Says legal accrual may not cover all costs. Says stronger U.S. dollar adversely impacted total fee revenue by approximately $83M vs. 1Q14. If interest rates stay static, sees FY15 operating-basis NIR $2.07B-$2.17B; if interest rates rise, sees operating-basis NIR $2.15B-$2.25B. Says remains well capitalized. Says returning capital to shareholders a "top priority." Says leverage ratios "near-term binding constraint." Says NIR headwinds likely to continue. Comments made on the Q1 earnings conference call. State Street is down 1.41% to $77.09 in morning trading.
08:47 EDTSTTState Street says positive operating leverage remains long-term goal
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08:11 EDTSTTState Street still sees FY15 operating-basis total fee revenue growth 4%-7%
Says long-term operating-basis financial goals include: EPS growth of 10%-15%, revenue growth of 8%-12% and ROE of 12%-15%. Says Q1 EPS decreased from 4Q14 primarily driven by the seasonal deferred incentive compensation expense for retirement-eligible employees and payroll taxes. Continues to see 2015 operating-basis NIR to perform as described in February. Says "no change" to target common equity tier 1 ratio of 10%. Says prudently planning capital actions to be compliant with future phases in regulatory requirements. Says outlook "unchanged" from its investor day in February: Sees FY15 operating-basis total fee revenue growth 4%-7% from FY14, sees operating-basis total fee revenue growth to outpace operating-basis expense growth by at least 200bps vs. 2014. Sees NIR headwinds continuing. Sees FY15 operating-basis effective tax rate of 30%-32%. Comments from slides that will be presented on the Q1 earnings conference call.
06:25 EDTSTTState Street reports Q1 operating EPS $1.17, consensus $1.05
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April 23, 2015
15:01 EDTSTTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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April 22, 2015
14:02 EDTBLKBlackRock Infrastructure acquires 90% interest in 80MW wind portfolio in Iowa
A fund managed by BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group has purchased a 90% interest in an 80MW Wind Portfolio consisting of the 42.5MW Elk and 37.5MW Hawkeye Wind Projects, located in Iowa from RPM Access. The projects began commercial operations in December 2011, and October 2012, respectively and comprise a total of thirty-two 2.5MW Nordex turbines. The Portfolio interconnects with the ITC Midwest transmission system within the Mid-continent Independent System Operator market. All of the output of the Portfolio is sold to Central Iowa Power Cooperative pursuant to long-term power purchase agreements.
April 21, 2015
06:01 EDTBCSTeva bid for Mylan could come today, Bloomberg reports
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April 20, 2015
19:32 EDTBCSU.S. pressures JPMorgan, Citi, others to settle forex case by mid-May, FT says
The U.S. Department of Justice is pressuring JPMorgan (JPM), Barclays (BCS), Citi (C), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), and UBS (UBS) to reach a settlement by mid-May regarding alleged foreign exchange manipulation, reports the Financial Times, citing people familiar with the situation. The Financial Times notes that the settlement could see some of the banks paying roughly $1B. Sources say that the Department is demanding guilty pleas from "most" of the banks. Reference Link
13:24 EDTBLKSEC charges BlackRock Advisors with breaching fiduciary duty
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08:32 EDTBCSBofA/Merrill European strategists hold an analyst/industry conference call
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April 16, 2015
05:48 EDTBLKBlackRock reports Q1 AUM up 8%
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05:47 EDTBLKBlackRock reports Q1 long-term net inflows of $70.4B
Flows were positive across all long-term asset classes, client types, regions and investment styles, with active net inflows of $32B and index net inflows of $38B. Reports Q1 Institutional long-term net inflows of $21B. Long-term net inflows were positive across all regions, with net inflows of $47.5B, $17.7B and $5.2B from clients in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, respectively. At March 31, 2015, BlackRock managed 62% of its long-term AUM for investors in the Americas and 38% for clients in EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
05:45 EDTBLKBlackRock reports Q1 adjusted EPS $4.89, consensus $4.52
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April 15, 2015
07:49 EDTBLKJPMorgan to hold a conference
Public Finance Transportation & Utility Conference is being held in New York on April 15-16.
06:41 EDTBCSECB authorizes new emergency funding for Greek banks, Reuters reports
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April 14, 2015
14:16 EDTBLKBlackRock April volatility elevated at 38 into Q4 and outlook
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