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Here Are the Finance Firms Cutting Jobs Amid 2019 Market Turmoil

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BlackRock to Cut 3% of Global Workforce

Asset managers and banks are under pressure as volatility roils global markets and investors pile into passive, low-fee funds. The $3 trillion hedge fund market has been hit hard as performance sank and funds closed last year. One recruiter thinks more shakeout lays ahead.

The financial industry is deploying technology across its businesses to reduce costs. Many economists forecast a slowdown or even a recession. Financial firms with operations in the U.K. could slow hiring ahead of the country’s anticipated exit from the European Union.