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ETFs in times of stress

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Close to US$250 billion has poured into Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) so far this year, and this flow continues unabated. However, prominent active managers such as Howard Marks have questioned who the buyer would be when the market turns. We sat down with Christian Obrist, Head of iShares for Australia... Show More

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

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

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...

Livewire Equities

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

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

Livewire Equities

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

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