Up for vote at BlackRocks May 25 annual meeting is a proposal asking the fund manager to reconsider how it evaluates and votes on executive pay plans.
A U.S. proposal could make it harder for Wall Street banks to compete for talent against asset managers.
French serve as head of beta solutions, the money manager said in a statement.
Transamerica will be offering smart beta ETFs from BlackRock.
Bob Jain, the global head of Credit Suisse Asset Management, will become co-chief investment officer at Millennium Management.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) announced it has entered into an agreement with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) to acquire DeAWM's stable value business, with total assets under supervision of $21.6 billion as of June 30, 2013
Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White met with leaders of the equities and options exchanges, FINRA, DTCC and the Options Clearing Corporation following the August 22 interruption in the trading of NASDAQ-listed securities.
Goldman Sachs will replace Bank of America Corp., Visa will replace Hewlett-Packard and Nike will replace Alcoa in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) after the close of trading on Friday, September 20.
The 50 largest asset managers accounted for more than US$38 trillion in assets under management at the end of 2012. This is a full US$4 trillion more than the year before, even as the biggest firms in the industry continue to enlarge, according to The Cerulli Report: Global Markets 2013.
Best known as the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the first to head one of its member firms, Muriel F. "Mickie" Siebert died of complications from cancer on August 24 at the age of 80.