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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

Pointing Finger

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 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.

BarCap, BlackRock, Citi, Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Nord LB

Bloomberg reports that Barclays Capital is to take up additional office space in London's Canary Wharf financial district. Further proof, if proof were needed, that BarCap boss Bob Diamond and his cohorts are unlikely to be spending much time in Amsterdam - deal or no deal with ABN AMRO.

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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.