blackrock inc (BLK) Key Developments
BlackRock Inc Names Jan Bratteberg as Head of its iShares Business in the Nordics
Aug 11 15
BlackRock Inc. has named Jan Bratteberg as head of its iShares business in the Nordics. In the new role, Bratteberg will be based in Copenhagen and report to Peter Beske Nielsen, Nordics country manager, and Fergus Slinger, co-head of iShares sales EMEA. Bratteberg replaces Geir Espeskog, who moved to Hong Kong as head of iShares distribution in Asia-Pacific. Bratteberg was previously co-head of strategy at Blackrock's scientific active equity team. iShares is the exchange-traded funds provider for BlackRock.
BlackRock Announces Appointment of Gordon M. Nixon as an Independent Director, Scheduled to Join the Board on October 6, 2015
Jul 30 15
BlackRock, Inc. elected Gordon M. Nixon, former President, CEO, and Director of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Nixon, who retired from RBC in August 2014, is scheduled to join the Board on October 6, 2015 as an independent director.
BlackRock, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Stock, Payable on September 22, 2015
Jul 30 15
BlackRock, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $2.18 per share of common stock, payable on September 22, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 2, 2015.
Symphony Communication Services Reportedly Mulls Funding
Jul 26 15
Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC is reportedly seeking funding. Symphony Communication Services LLC is seeking another investment round that may value the startup at as much as $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Symphony Communication Services is canvassing a range of potential new investors, including venture-capital funds and additional financial firms, the people said. Symphony also is seeking additional funds from its existing backers, which include The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), the people said.
BlackRock, Inc. Appoints Marcia Moffat as Head of its Canadian Business
Jul 23 15
BlackRock, Inc. announced the appointment of Marcia Moffat as Head of its Canadian business. Marcia will join BlackRock this September, bringing more than 15 years of industry experience to the role. Ms. Moffat is an accomplished business executive bringing to BlackRock a diverse set of experiences rooted in the Canadian financial services industry, across both institutional and retail businesses. Marcia will be joining BlackRock, most recently, from her role as founder and principal at Compasar Solutions.