Tag: BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK)

Plus500 office
September 25, 2018 BY LeapRate Staff

BlackRock picks up $152 million, 7% stake in CFD broker Plus500

LeapRate has learned via regulatory filings that FCA regulated online CFDs broker Plus500 Ltd (LON:PLUS) has acquired another large institutional shareholder, with US investment giant BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK) picking up a 7.02% interest in Plus500. At current market prices of £14.48 for PLUS the BlackRock stake in Plus500 is worth £115.8 million (USD $152 million). Most of the…

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May 17, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

Cboe, IHS Markit and BlackRock to launch first U.S. corporate bond index futures

Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) has announced a collaboration with IHS Markit Ltd. (Nasdaq: INFO) and BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), for Cboe to develop the first-ever broad-based U.S. corporate bond index futures. The new futures’ design will leverage the deep and liquid iShares ETF ecosystem and iBoxx index expertise to create exchange-listed products that are…

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November 29, 2017 BY LeapRate Staff

Saxo Bank launches SaxoSelect automated investment service in Asia

Saxo Capital Markets Pte Ltd, the Singapore arm of Copenhagen based online trading giant Saxo Bank has announced the launch in Asia of SaxoSelect, its fully digital and automated investment service. This launch follows the successful implementation of SaxoSelect in Europe in January 2016. SaxoSelect is available for clients with Saxo Capital Markets. SaxoSelect offers…

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IG Group office
March 22, 2017 BY LeapRate Staff

BlackRock takes its position in IG Group to above 10%

LeapRate Exclusive… Some of the world's leading institutional investors continue to make big bets on a turnaround in shares of leading UK online brokers, which were hit hard late last year after the FCA proposed new strict rules governing Forex and CFD trading. LeapRate has learned via regulatory filings that BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has increased…

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ASIC applauds the enactment of stronger whistleblowing laws
January 17, 2017 BY LeapRate Staff

Blackrock fined by the SEC for whistleblowing clauses in exit agreements

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that New York-based BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), the world's largest asset manager, has agreed to pay a $340,000 penalty to settle charges that it improperly used separation agreements in which exiting employees were forced to waive their ability to obtain whistleblower awards. According to the SEC’s order, more…

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June 01, 2016 BY LeapRate Staff

BlackRock takes 4.7% stake in electronic markets operator ICAP plc

LeapRate has learned via filings made to the London Stock Exchange that investment giant BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has taken a 4.74% stake in interdealer broker and electronic markets operator ICAP plc (LON:IAP). BlackRock now holds 30.93 million ICAP shares, worth at today's prices £133.6 million (USD $194 million). With $4.6 trillion in assets under management, BlackRock is…

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