blackrock inc (BLK) Key Developments
Morgan Stanley Reportedly Received Interests From 30 Parties For Investa
Feb 25 15
At least 30 parties have reportedly expressed interest in $8.9 billion Investa Office and land business in Australia owned by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). The first round of bidders likely to be finalized in a matter of weeks. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT), LaSalle Investment Management, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and Goldman Sachs special opportunities fund are also likely to be a bidder.
BlackRock Launches Four New iShares Core Funds for Canadian Investors
Feb 17 15
BlackRock launched four new funds in its iShares Core, a range of low-cost funds offering exposures to domestic stocks and bonds, U.S. and global equities for Canadian investors. The company also announced the launch of a new fund that provides an unhedged option to dividend-paying U.S. companies, which it says will offer additional ways for Canadian investors to reach for income in an ongoing low-yield environment.
Blackrock, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments
Feb 9 15
BlackRock, Inc. announced the appointment of Deborah Winshel as a Managing Director and global head of impact investing. In her role, Ms. Winshel will help BlackRock unify its approach to impact investing through the launch of BlackRock Impact, a dedicated platform catering to investors with social or environmental objectives worldwide. Ms. Winshel will also be responsible for overseeing BlackRock's Global Corporate Philanthropy program. Most recently, Ms. Winshel was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Robin Hood Foundation where she oversaw the development of the organization's strategy for long-term growth and sustainability. Under her leadership, Robin Hood spearheaded cutting-edge research and innovative initiatives in vital areas. She was critical in forging close ties with city officials to amplify and replicate Robin Hoodâ s most successful programs, improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. Previously, Mrs. Winshel was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to working in the non-profit sector, Mrs. Winshel spent more than a dozen years working in New York and London for JP Morganâ s Investment Bank, culminating as a Managing Director advising key corporate clients on a variety of strategic issues. Ms. Winshel will report jointly to Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, and Richard Kushel, Senior Managing Director and Chief Product Officer.
BlackRock, Inc. Appoints Christopher Hall as Managing Director for its Asia Fundamental Equities Team
Feb 3 15
BlackRock Inc. has named Christopher Hall as managing director for its Asia fundamental equities team.
BlackRock, Inc. Announces Board Promotions
Feb 1 15
BlackRock, Inc. announced that Geir Espeskog has been called up to be head of BlackRock's Asia Pacific distribution for exchange-traded funds unit iShares. He will be based in Hong Kong. Espeskog was most recently head of iShares for the Nordic region. Separately, the firm named
Sean Cunningham as head of iShares capital markets for Asia Pacific, Jonathan Howie as head of iShares Australia and Jason Miller as head of iShares Japan.