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Executive Series - BlackRock Concentrated Industrial Share Fund Portfolio Manager, Charles Lanchester

CommSec

Tom Piotrowski speaks with BlackRock Concentrated Industrial Share Fund Portfolio Manager, Charles Lanchester about the Fund’s performance, its investment process and growth opportunities in Australian equities To view more Executive Series interviews, visit: https://www.commsec.com.au/market-news/executive-series.html Show More

Are Explorers Really Liars?

John Robertson

BlackRock funds manager Evy Hambro accused mineral explorers of widespread dishonesty at this year’s Mines and Money conference in London. Strangely, no-one seemed to care. Hambro was just one of the many money managers lamenting mining industry shortcomings at the conference last week but none voiced a more deep-seated criticism.... Show More

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Changing US consumption habits.

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Rick Rieder Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Fixed Income, Blackrock “Changing consumption habits are limiting the usefulness of traditional economic metrics”. The chart below supports the statement. Show More

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US economy ready for policy rate normalisation

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Rick Rieder, BlackRock CIO of Fundamental Fixed Income, explains why he believes the US recovery is actually stronger than headline data would have you believe. “Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the U.S. economy, declaring that it’s stagnating and soft. Given this pessimism, which... Show More

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Carl Icahn blames BlackRock for liquidity issues

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“BlackRock is an extremely dangerous company,” said Icahn when he went toe to toe with BlackRock’s Laurence Fink at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference in New York. Show More

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Blackrock: 3 reasons we're not seeing a more convincing recovery

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Russ Koesterich, the Chief Investment Strategist at Blackrock says “the reason we’re not seeing a more convincing recovery lies largely with the consumer. While firmer wages and lower gasoline suggest that the consumer has the ability to spend, what consumers lack is the propensity to spend. Instead of spending, more... Show More

BlackRock chief investment strategist on two catalysts for a correction

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BlackRock chief investment strategist on two catalysts for a correction. What investors may want to consider is that even with all the good news, there's a lot of complacency in the market. It's hard to predict the timing, but we know that with volatility this low, there's not a lot... Show More

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Fortune Magazine has published an interesting read on Larry Fink and the history of BlackRock

James Marlay

Fortune Magazine has published an interesting read on Larry Fink and the history of BlackRock. BlackRock is now the world's largest manager of asset with $4.3 trillion under management. In 2013 Fortune published a list of the world's 50 Most Admired Companies, five among them were 25 years old or... Show More

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JP Morgan: High Yield Bond markets are a major concern

Tom McKay

JP Morgan: High Yield Bond markets are a major concern. Investors have piled more than $900BN into taxable bond funds since the start of the GFC back in '08. This flood of money has helped prices surge and yields to fall. However JP Morgan and Blackrock are now warning that... Show More

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Evy Hambro, MD of Natural Resources at BlackRock, says asset sales and cuts to capital expenditure mark a return to sensible management in the resources...

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Evy Hambro, MD of Natural Resources at BlackRock, says asset sales and cuts to capital expenditure mark a return to sensible management in the resources sector. He says the process we are now seeing is where assets that can't be sold get spun off or demerged. It's a natural part... Show More

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BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, told the UK to copy Australian Superannuation: Speaking at the National Association of Pension Funds Investment Conference in...

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BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, told the UK to copy Australian Superannuation: Speaking at the National Association of Pension Funds Investment Conference in Edinburgh yesterday, Larry Fink said a compulsory pension saving programme, similar to the Australian superannuation scheme, would help solve the UK's pension's crisis. Superannuation, introduced in 1992, is... Show More

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Blackrock's Russ Koesterich believes low volatility in the markets is reflective of investor complacency

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Blackrock's Russ Koesterich believes low volatility in the markets is reflective of investor complacency. Year-to-date, market volatility is around 14, compared to historical average of around 19. More recently the VIX Index has dropped as low as 12, approaching the multi-year lows seen in March and August. Koesterich believes that... Show More

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Blackrock likes EM stocks over next 3-5 years. Stocks in the U.S

Tom McKay

Blackrock likes EM stocks over next 3-5 years. Stocks in the U.S. have sky rocketed during 2013, leaving many investors wondering, when is it time to sell and where should I invest the cash? Chief Investment Strategist at Blackrock, Russ Koesterich, reminds investors that despite the recent run on Emerging Market... Show More

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Mining investors such as Blackrock and Anglo Pacific seeking predictable returns and better cash flows are stepping into mine royalty agreements

Tom McKay

Mining investors such as Blackrock and Anglo Pacific seeking predictable returns and better cash flows are stepping into mine royalty agreements. These deals offer cash in exchange for a share of future revenues. For investors, a royalty deal means regular future payments and the ability to benefit from a rise... Show More

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Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock has provided his insights on the implications of the Fed's non-taper last week

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Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock has provided his insights on the implications of the Fed's non-taper last week. He concludes that the decision suggests the US economy is still not as strong as hoped and there are concerns about the resilience of the housing market in the face... Show More

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Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock has given his views on the likely Fed taper, which he expects to be small

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Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock has given his views on the likely Fed taper, which he expects to be small. He believes that bond purchases will be reduced by $10 - 15 billion per month from the current $85 billion per month. He gives two reasons for the... Show More

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Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, has said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that financial markets are too focused on short-term market...

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Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, has said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that financial markets are too focused on short-term market movements, and predicts the next crisis will be the lack of retirement savings. According to Fink, the risk that markets will face in the... Show More

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BlackRock has analysed the inverse relationship between stocks and bonds as a part of portfolio management, providing the diversification and cushioning when...

James Marlay

BlackRock has analysed the inverse relationship between stocks and bonds as a part of portfolio management, providing the diversification and cushioning when interest rates move. However, recent talks of a Fed taper have led to losses both in stocks and bonds, with investors fearing the traditional relationship has been broken.... Show More

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