blackrock inc (BLK) Key Developments
BlackRock, Inc. Presents at JP Morgan 2015 Mexico Opportunities Conference, Jun-24-2015 04:45 PM
Jun 20 15
BlackRock, Inc. Presents at JP Morgan 2015 Mexico Opportunities Conference, Jun-24-2015 04:45 PM. Venue: St. Regis Hotel, Paseo de la Reforma 439, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City Federal District 06500, Mexico. Speakers: Carlos Álvarez, Managing Director.
Blackrock Seeks To Sell Singapore Office Tower
Jun 17 15
BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) said it has received expressions of interest for Asia Square Tower 1 Pte. Ltd. and could get more than SGD 4 billion for the building. BlackRock may also look to sell Asia Square Tower 2 Pte. Ltd., Greg Lapham, a real estate Managing Director at the firm, said on the sidelines of the Real Estate Investment World conference in Singapore. Both towers are worth SGD 7 billion, he said. The sale of tower one could be a club deal, in which several investors bid together, or could attract institutional investors such as sovereign wealth or pension funds, Lapham said. BlackRock hopes to close the deal by the end of the year, he said. Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. and CBRE Group Inc. are brokers for the sale.
BlackRock, Inc. Launches iShares Convertible Bond ETF
Jun 16 15
BlackRock, Inc. has announced the launch of iShares Convertible Bond ETF. This new ETF, which seeks to track an index composed of convertible bond securities, can help to provide the growth potential of stocks with the income and downside risk management characteristics of bonds. Convertible bonds are fixed income securities that allow investors to convert the bond to shares of common stock. The bond can be converted to stock when the stock price appreciates. By combining both equity and bond characteristics, convertible bonds can provide investors with potential income while being less interest rate sensitive than conventional bonds. iShares Convertible Bond ETF seeks to track the investment results of Barclays US Convertibles Cash Pay Bond > $250 mn Index, an index composed of US dollar-denominated convertible securities, specifically cash pay bonds, with outstanding issue sizes greater than $250 million. iShares Convertible Bond ETF has an expense ratio of 0.35%.
BlackRock Appoints Rupert Harrison as Chief Macro-Strategist
Jun 15 15
BlackRock has hired Rupert Harrison as the new chief macro-strategist to help develop its retirement proposition. Harrison, who was the former chief of staff to Chancellor George Osborne, will be the strategist for funds investing in equities, bonds and cash. Harrison previously spearheaded the pension freedom reforms, announced by the chancellor in the budget last year. At the same time, he was also instrumental in the return Northern Rock to the private sector and helped devise strategy for the government's disposal of its Lloyds stake. Harrison will not be allowed to lobby the government for two years, following his recent appointment.
BlackRock, Inc. Presents at 16th Annual US Real Estate Opportunity & Private Funds Investing Forum, Jun-15-2015 11:35 AM
Jun 12 15
BlackRock, Inc. Presents at 16th Annual US Real Estate Opportunity & Private Funds Investing Forum, Jun-15-2015 11:35 AM. Venue: Grand Hyatt, Park Avenue at Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10017, United States. Speakers: Brent Elkins, Managing Director.