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  • BlackRock Canada Names Chiefalo to iShares Unit

  • BlackRock Tells Bond Buyers to Flee Canada’s New Normal

  • Hedge Fund in a Single Security Makes Bogle See ETFs as Insane

    The skunk works at IShares’ headquarters in San Francisco is buzzing. Researchers in the development lab pore over data flashing across computer screens while colleagues refill their mugs at the coffee bar and huddle in conference rooms illuminated by translucent blue partitions.

  • ETFs Gone Wild

    Exchange-traded funds--many stuffed with exotic derivatives--are shaking up the mutual fundindustry. Regulators want to make sure they don’t become the next financial time bomb.

  • ETFs Gone Wild

    By Edward Robinson July, 2010 (Bloomberg Markets) -- Exchange-traded funds--many stuffed with exotic derivatives--are shaking up the mutual fundindustry. Regulators want to make sure they don’t become the next financial time bomb. The skunk works at IShares’ headquarters in San Francisco is buzzing. Researchers in the development lab pore over data flashing across computer screens while colleagues refill their mugs at the coffee bar and huddle in conference rooms illuminated by translucent blue partitions. These brainiacs, who create the exchange-traded funds that have made the BlackRock Inc. unit the kingpin of the global ETF market, took a radical departure in November from the index trackers IShares has churned out for a decade. They released a hedge fund in a box. The IShares Diversified Alternatives Trust ETF packs the complex bets favored by hedge fund managers into one security.

  • BlackRock Seeks Ban on ETF Label for Funds Using Derivatives

    BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest provider of exchange-traded funds, urged U.S. lawmakers to bar products that rely on derivatives from being marketed as ETFs to avoid confusion with their traditional counterparts.

  • BlackRock’s iShares Canada Chief Wiley Departs Company

    Mary Anne Wiley left her position as managing director and head of iShares Canada, the exchange- traded funds unit of BlackRock Inc., as competitors encroach on the company’s leading market share.

  • Stock Market Plunge in May Eroded Investor Confidence, Regulators Are Told

    The rapid plunge of stock prices on May 6 has diminished investor confidence in markets that increasingly rely on computers to trade thousands of shares in milliseconds, industry executives said.

  • ETF Hearings, Vacancies, Citigroup Settlement: Compliance

    BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest provider of exchange-traded funds, urged U.S. lawmakers to bar products that rely on derivatives from being marketed as ETFs, or exchange traded funds, to avoid confusion with their traditional counterparts.

  • Market Fragmentation Shows High-Frequency Hazards, Say Invesco, Ameritrade

    The May 6 crash shows how the fragmentation of U.S. stock trading across 50 venues dominated by computerized traders is hurting investors, executives from Invesco Ltd. and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. said.

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