BlackRock has bigger guns in its armoury

(Jan 31): BlackRock Inc, the world’s largest asset manager, says it will cut exposure to companies linked to thermal coal, among other climate-friendly measures. It’s a powerful signal.

Insider moves

BlackRock buys and sells Venture Corp shares within days; Venture Corp buys back own shares

(July 29): The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, has ceased to be a substantial shareholder in electronics manufacturer Venture Corp after divesting 525,516 shares on July 22.

Private equity

2019 will be a banner year for private markets, says BlackRock

SINGAPORE (Jan 7): Private markets are set to become particularly popular this year as institutional investors turn to private markets to mitigate risks amid rising concerns about a downturn in the

US protectionism and China deleveraging pace big worries for Asian stock investors: BlackRock

(June 20): While economic fundamentals and earnings results remain strong, the MSCI AC Asia Pacific index has underperformed the MSCI AC World Index year to date. What has happened?

Investing strategy

Global institutional investors prep for market risks, pursue active approach in 2018: BlackRock

SINGAPORE (Jan 18): Interest rates are declining, while valuations for risk assets are soaring.

Investing strategy

Saxo Capital Markets launches SaxoSelect investment service in Asia

SINGAPORE (Nov 28): Saxo Capital Markets today announced the launch of its fully digital and automated investment service, SaxoSelect, in Asia. 

Emerging Markets

What to look for when investing in Asian stocks in 2018

SINGAPORE (Nov 22): BlackRock is remaining “underweight” on Singapore given the bond-proxy nature of its market and its sensitivity to interest rate increases in the US, as well as


BlackRock's AUM approaches US$6 trillion even as fees come under pressure

BlackRock assets set to hit record US$6 tril on huge demand for passive funds


Are ETFs a bane or boon to the US stock market?

SINGAPORE (Aug 16): Inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have hit an all-time high this year with investors piling a total of US$391 billion ($535 billion) in the first seven months of 2017 al

Be informed of the stories that matter