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BlackRock calls for bond trading revamp

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The giant asset manager BlackRock is initiating an aggressive call for the overhaul of a bond market that sits at the center of the United States financial industry and many retirement portfolios.

BlackRock may face action over money manager

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BlackRock, the world’s biggest money manager, said regulators are considering filing action against the firm over a former money manager who used BlackRock funds to invest in a company with which he had financial ties.

People News: BlackRock, UBS

For Hire

BlackRock hired Harvard Management’s Mark McKenna to start an event-driven hedge fund as the world’s largest asset manager seeks to expand its alternative-investment business.

Top firm seeks money managers

Now Hiring

Prudential Financial, the life insurer that recruited money managers from BlackRock and Goldman Sachs, is seeking additional hires to bolster its investments business.

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Blackrock To Acquire Swiss RE Private Equity Partners AG

BlackRock has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby it will acquire Swiss Re Private Equity Partners AG ('SRPEP'), the European private equity and infrastructure fund of funds franchise of Swiss Re. BlackRock and Swiss Re have also entered into a strategic alternative investment relationship agreement, centered on BlackRock Alternative Investors ('BAI'), which reinforces Swiss Re’s current investments in SRPEP products and establishes other future Swiss Re commitments to the BAI platform.

BlackRock Appoint Emerging Markets MD

BlackRock has announced the appointment of Gerardo Rodriguez Regordosa, former Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico, as Managing Director and a senior member of the Firm’s emerging markets leadership team.

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Larry Fink To Square Up Against Jamie Dimon ?

Bill Rubin, BlackRock's senior investment analyst responsible for picking financial-company stocks, didn’t mince words a year ago when he e-mailed JPMorgan Chase right after the bank disclosed a trading loss that ultimately cost more than $6.2bn.