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Bond Dealers Use BlackRock ETF as New Balance Sheet: Gadfly

– Over the past month, the biggest junk-bond ETF has experienced extraordinary record-breaking daily withdrawals even though the broader market has encountered relatively little turbulence.

Women in Asset Management Award Winner Asha Mehta

– Mehta's focus in emerging markets has also provided the chance to learn how to overcome the hesitancy some investors may have toward overseas opportunities.

Love Affair With U.S. Low-Volatility ETFs Is Turning Torrid

– Investors are taking their fascination with low-volatility stocks to new heights.

Women in Asset Management Award Winner Denise Lauber

– While she acknowledges the disparity women face in the industry, Lauber says that it has never stopped her from achieving her goals.

A Millionaire Is Telling BlackRock to Say No to Big CEO Pay

– Up for vote at BlackRock’s May 25 annual meeting is a proposal asking the fund manager to reconsider how it evaluates and votes on executive pay plans.

Women in Asset Management Award Winner Kathryn A. Koch

– Koch says the key for women seeking success in the industry is to invest in a combination of both knowledge and networking.

Pay Rule May Boost Money Manager Ranks

– If enacted as-is, the rules could hurt Wall Street lenders that have been trying to grow their wealth management businesses since the 2008 financial crisis.

Women in Asset Management Award Winner Lisa Jones

– As the chief executive of an asset management firm that houses the nation’s third oldest mutual fund, Lisa Jones owns several responsibilities, stretching from operations to business growth.

Women in Asset Management Award Winner Marlene DeLuca

– After nearly 18 years with J.P. Morgan, DeLuca is now responsible for developing the marketing plan for the firm’s retail distribution business in North and South America.

Pay Rule May Give BlackRock a Big Recruiting Boost Over JPMorgan

– A U.S. proposal could make it harder for Wall Street banks to compete for talent against asset managers.

Pimco Wants to Put Some Junk in Total Return's Trunk: Gadfly

– The Pimco Total Return Fund, Pimco's flagship bond fund, will be soon permitted to invest up to 20% of the Fund in junk bonds, up from 10% currently.

As New ETF Strategies Get Campier, Tickers Get Tamer

– While the 22nd-largest ETF provider by assets might have chosen a ticker such as LOL or YOLO for its Global X Millennials Thematic ETF, it opted for the much more staid MILN.

Women In Asset Management Winner: Bonnie Baha

– Leaving her professional home to join Jeffrey Gundlach in the launching of DoubleLine Capital was a career-defining moment for Bonnie Baha, the director and founder of the firm's global developed credit unit.

State Street Names Global ETF Business Heads

– State Street’s asset management unit said Nick Good and Rory Tobin will take over management of the firm’s global exchange-traded funds business.

Despite Negative Yield Environment, U.S. Munis Remain Attractive

– Faced with negative interest rates in their own countries, foreign banks and pension funds are looking increasingly toward U.S. municipal bonds.