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Northern Trust Asset Management Introduces ESG Vector Score

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:01am

b'Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) introduced today the Northern Trust ESG Vector Score TM, a measurement that assesses publicly traded companies in the context of financially relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) related criteria that could impact their operating performance.

Key Points: 
  • b'Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) introduced today the Northern Trust ESG Vector Score TM, a measurement that assesses publicly traded companies in the context of financially relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) related criteria that could impact their operating performance.
  • Further, it plans on integrating the Score into new equity and fixed income ESG investment strategies they are building.
  • As engaged contributors to our communities, we consider it a great privilege to serve our investors and our communities with integrity, respect, and transparency.\nNorthern Trust Asset Management is composed of Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc., 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC, Belvedere Advisors LLC and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.\nNorthern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals.
  • As of March 31, 2021, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$14.8 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.4 trillion.

EQS-News: Nordea Bank Abp: Flagging notification

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:02pm

b"Nordea Bank Abp: Flagging notification in accordance with Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act\nNordea Bank Abp has on 10 April 2021 received a notification under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which BlackRock, Inc.'s indirect shareholding of Nordea Bank Abp's shares and voting rights has crossed the threshold of 5 per cent on 7 May 2021.\nThe total number of shares and voting rights in Nordea Bank Abp is 4,049,951,919.\nTotal positions of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds according to the notification:\n"

Key Points: 
  • b"Nordea Bank Abp: Flagging notification in accordance with Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act\nNordea Bank Abp has on 10 April 2021 received a notification under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which BlackRock, Inc.'s indirect shareholding of Nordea Bank Abp's shares and voting rights has crossed the threshold of 5 per cent on 7 May 2021.\nThe total number of shares and voting rights in Nordea Bank Abp is 4,049,951,919.\nTotal positions of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds according to the notification:\n"

EQS-News: Nordea Bank Abp: Flagging notification

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 6:01pm

b"Nordea Bank Abp: Flagging notification in accordance with Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act\nNordea Bank Abp has on 7 May 2021 received a notification under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which BlackRock, Inc.'s indirect shareholding of Nordea Bank Abp's shares and voting rights has decreased below the threshold of 5 per cent on 6 May 2021.\nThe total number of shares and voting rights in Nordea Bank Abp is 4,049,951,919.\nTotal positions of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds according to the notification:\n"

Key Points: 
  • b"Nordea Bank Abp: Flagging notification in accordance with Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act\nNordea Bank Abp has on 7 May 2021 received a notification under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which BlackRock, Inc.'s indirect shareholding of Nordea Bank Abp's shares and voting rights has decreased below the threshold of 5 per cent on 6 May 2021.\nThe total number of shares and voting rights in Nordea Bank Abp is 4,049,951,919.\nTotal positions of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds according to the notification:\n"

UBS Expands Zero Management Fee Offering for Separately Managed Accounts to Include Model Portfolios From Third Party Asset Managers

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 1:30pm

b'UBS Wealth Management USA (WM USA) is pleased to announce it will expand its offering of zero fee Separately Managed Accounts (SMA), with no additional investment manager fee, to include model portfolios developed by BlackRock, Capital Group, home of American Funds, Dimensional Fund Advisors, J.P. Morgan, Natixis Investment Managers and Nuveen.

Key Points: 
  • b'UBS Wealth Management USA (WM USA) is pleased to announce it will expand its offering of zero fee Separately Managed Accounts (SMA), with no additional investment manager fee, to include model portfolios developed by BlackRock, Capital Group, home of American Funds, Dimensional Fund Advisors, J.P. Morgan, Natixis Investment Managers and Nuveen.
  • In June 2020, UBS expanded this offering to include third-party asset manager strategies with no additional fees.
  • "\nAs the world\'s largest wealth manager, UBS Global Wealth Management provides comprehensive advice, solutions and services to wealthy families and individuals around the world.
  • The key symbol and UBS are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of UBS.\n1 Some strategies may include a premium fee in addition to the management fee.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210505005123/en/\n'

Principal® Launches New Model Portfolios with Wilshire

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 4:11pm

b'Principal Financial Group\xc2\xae went live Friday with a new offering of model portfolios, in partnership with Wilshire and including iShares\xc2\xae ETFs and BlackRock\xc2\xae bond funds, to meet the evolving needs of advisors searching for diversification, scale, and performance.

Key Points: 
  • b'Principal Financial Group\xc2\xae went live Friday with a new offering of model portfolios, in partnership with Wilshire and including iShares\xc2\xae ETFs and BlackRock\xc2\xae bond funds, to meet the evolving needs of advisors searching for diversification, scale, and performance.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe believe these portfolios, bolstered by the complementary expertise of three asset management firms, produce an investment strategy with the capability to deliver alpha at an attractive price point.\xe2\x80\x9d\nThe Principal Wilshire Diversified Portfolios were built to suit a range of needs for investors.
  • Hybrid, and ETF only \xe2\x80\x93 that each have seven underlying portfolios designed to meet different risk tolerances.
  • The Principal Wilshire ETF Fixed Income portfolio will be live in June.\nThe launch of its new model portfolio lineup builds upon a strategic move Principal made earlier this year to enhance relationships with Registered Investment Advisors to deliver the product support they seek to best serve clients.

Fidelity Model Portfolios Now Available Through 55ip

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'55ip today announced that advisors now have access to Fidelity InstitutionalSM\xe2\x80\x99s professionally managed model portfolios, combined with 55ip\xe2\x80\x99s ActiveTax Technology\xc2\xae, to help advisors add scale and efficiency to their practices.

Key Points: 
  • b'55ip today announced that advisors now have access to Fidelity InstitutionalSM\xe2\x80\x99s professionally managed model portfolios, combined with 55ip\xe2\x80\x99s ActiveTax Technology\xc2\xae, to help advisors add scale and efficiency to their practices.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cOur relationship with Fidelity brings together our automated tax technology with Fidelity\xe2\x80\x99s investment experience, diversified lineup and decades of portfolio management experience.
  • These upgrades will help to create a more seamless experience for advisors who custody with Fidelity, whether they are using Fidelity models or any of the other models available through 55ip, including advisor-designed models and those from BlackRock, J.P. Morgan, WisdomTree and RiverFront Investment Group.\nThrough its relationships, 55ip helps advisors minimize taxes, save time in model implementation for both taxable and qualified accounts, and grow their practices.
  • For advisors using 55ip, the average taxable account size is roughly six times that amount.2\n1 The underlying product fees cited do not include any fees paid to 55ip or the clients\xe2\x80\x99 advisors on the referenced portfolios.

Clearwater Analytics Names Colin Clunie as Head of EMEA Operations

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:00am

b'LONDON, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Clearwater Analytics, an industry-leading SaaS solution for automated investment data aggregation, reconciliation, accounting, and reporting, announced today that it has appointed Colin Clunie to Head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Operations.\nBased in Edinburgh, Colin previously held a number of senior leadership roles across financial services.

Key Points: 
  • b'LONDON, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Clearwater Analytics, an industry-leading SaaS solution for automated investment data aggregation, reconciliation, accounting, and reporting, announced today that it has appointed Colin Clunie to Head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Operations.\nBased in Edinburgh, Colin previously held a number of senior leadership roles across financial services.
  • Most recently he was the Head of Investment Operations at Athora, a European insurance company, and responsible for leading the development of the investment operations platform.
  • Prior to this he was the COO, Investment Operations at BlackRock, Inc responsible for leading global operational teams delivering investment services and solutions to the firm\'s global clients.
  • Colin holds a Master\'s degree inFinancial Economics from the University of Dundee.\n"Colin brings tremendous leadership experience in financial services, operations, and technology to Clearwater," said Subi Sethi, Chief Client Officer, Clearwater Analytics.

Certain BlackRock Closed-End Funds Announce Estimated Sources of Distributions

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 9:30pm

Each Plan will be subject to ongoing review by the Board to determine whether the Plan should be continued, modified or terminated.

Key Points: 
  • Each Plan will be subject to ongoing review by the Board to determine whether the Plan should be continued, modified or terminated.
  • For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock\nBlackRock will update performance and certain other data for the Funds on a monthly basis on its website in the \xe2\x80\x9cClosed-end Funds\xe2\x80\x9d section of www.blackrock.com as well as certain other material information as necessary from time to time.
  • Investors and others are advised to check the website for updated performance information and the release of other material information about the Funds.
  • The information contained on BlackRock\xe2\x80\x99s website is not a part of this press release.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210430005431/en/\n"

Blackrock Silver Upgrades To OTCQX

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 12:30pm

b'Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 28, 2021) - Blackrock Silver Corp. (TSXV: BRC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has qualified to trade on the OTCQX\xc2\xae Best Market.

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  • b'Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 28, 2021) - Blackrock Silver Corp. (TSXV: BRC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has qualified to trade on the OTCQX\xc2\xae Best Market.
  • Blackrock Silver Corp. upgraded to the OTCQX from the OTCQB\xc2\xae Venture Market, where it is now trading under the symbol "BKRRF.
  • Known as the Queen of the Silver Camps, the Tonopah Silver District produced over 174 million ounces of silver and 1.8 million ounces of gold from approximately 7.5 million tons of high-grade silver-gold making it one of the most significant silver-gold districts in North America.
  • Blackrock Silver Corp. is publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under BRC-TSX.V, and trades on the OTCQX as BKRRF and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as AHZ0.\n'

Online Automotive Retailer Vroom Announces Two New Additions to Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 9:05pm

Prior to that role, Pretlow worked for Montgomery Asset Management and Blackrock (formerly Barclays Global Investors).

Key Points: 
  • Prior to that role, Pretlow worked for Montgomery Asset Management and Blackrock (formerly Barclays Global Investors).
  • Her investment industry experience also includes fixed-income sales with First Boston Corp. (now Credit Suisse) and time as a portfolio manager with RIEM (now AXA/Rosenberg).
  • She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Kresge Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and Northwestern University.
  • Vroom is based in New York and Houston and also operates the Texas Direct Auto and CarStory brands.