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iShares presents a high dividend equity ETF

iShares presents a high dividend equity ETF

BlackRock has presented the iShares High Dividend Equity Fund on the NYSE Arca. The new fund provides exposure to high quality income-producing US securities. iShares offers a broad and modular suite of income-focused ETFs, allowing investors to implement dividend investing strategies using diversified and cost-effective vehicles. iShares launched the first US-listed dividend ETF (NYSE Arca: DVY) in 2003. “Income is in high demand, yet continues to be hard to come by from traditional sources in a cost-effective, diversified, flexible … Read more »

In : Alternative Investments

BlackRock appoints Everett as head of US Fiduciary Management Solutions

BlackRock appoints Everett as head of US Fiduciary Management Solutions

Nancy Everett is joining BlackRock in the newly-created position of Managing Director, Head of US Fiduciary Management Solutions (FMS). Most recently, Everett served as Chief Executive Officer at Promark Global Advisors (formerly General Motors Asset Management), directing investment personnel and business strategy for the firm, which managed approximately USD140 billion of client assets. “I am delighted that Nancy will be joining BlackRock,” says Laurence Fink, Chairman & CEO.  “I can attest firsthand that she brings … Read more »

In : Alternative Investments, Job & Careers

iShares hires head of sales for EMEA region

iShares hires head of sales for EMEA region

iShares, the exchange-traded funds platform of BlackRock, has appointed David Gardner as head of sales for iShares EMEA. Based in London and reporting to Joe Linhares, the managing director and head of EMEA for iShares, Gardner will be responsible for driving iShares’ sales effort across the region. He joined iShares in 2000 and has fulfilled multiple executive roles for the business in the US and Asia Pacific since. Gardner was most recently head of Northern Europe sales … Read more »

In : Alternative Investments, Job & Careers

Muted momentum or double-dip? Bob Doll, BlackRock Vice Chairman and Chief Equity Strategist for Fundamental Equities

Muted momentum or double-dip? Bob Doll, BlackRock Vice Chairman and Chief Equity Strategist for Fundamental Equities

Equity prices have been helped in recent weeks by continued strong corporate earnings. The current quarter has been one of the strongest in recent years, with close to 75% of companies so far having exceeded expectations. Analyst forecasts for the remainder of 2010 have been moving up as well, although expectations for 2011 have fallen slightly. … Read more »

In : Alternative Investments

iShares presents MSCI Poland ETF

iShares presents MSCI Poland ETF

BlackRock’s iShares exchange-traded funds business has presented the iShares MSCI Poland Investable Market Index Fund on the NYSE Arca. This fund follows the recent launch of iShares Ireland, Indonesia and USA Index Funds, further building out iShares single country offering, which is the largest in terms of the number of single country ETFs available for US investors. The fund is designed to track the MSCI Poland Investable Market Index, which is a free-float adjusted market capitalisation weighted … Read more »

In : Alternative Investments, Hedge Funds