Posts Tagged ‘Laurence Fink’

BlackRock vs. Blackstone: Who Did Better?

April 25, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

When Blackstone chief Stephen Schwarzman compared (more…)

BlackRock Funds, Up and Down

July 18, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

Multi-trillion-dollar asset manager BlackRock has been building (more…)

BlackRock Readies Broad Spectrum Strategy

January 10, 2012

A former pension investment officer heads the team that will manage a wide-ranging portfolio of alternative investments.  (more…)

Blackstone vs. BlackRock vs. Goldman

October 20, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

It shows how bad the past three months have been that Blackstone and Goldman Sachs, two comparatively strong performers in the 2008-2009 crisis, lost money in third quarter 2011. By contrast BlackRock, another winner in the past crisis, reported positive net income, though down from the second quarter. But the comparison is less clear when you consider other information. (more…)

BlackRock Expands Product Lineup

August 16, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

The Alternative Advisors  arm of BlackRock will be managing a new fund of funds for the mass affluent market. The product targets an equity-like return but with less volatility and relatively low correlation to equities.  (more…)

BlackRock Go-Anywhere Strategy

January 26, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

Where do investors want to be?  If we take BlackRock’s asset inflows as an indicator, investors want to be in any market that looks promising—taken there by managers able to move swiftly from one market to another. (more…)