Blackrock is to acquire Australian analytical software house Impact Investing and parcel up its investment information dashboard as part of the Blackrock Solutions service. BlackRock Solutions offers a suite of investment tools and services designed to help fund managers understand and manage their capital markets exposures and risks. The US investment house’s Aladdin investment platform is currently used to process $7 trillion in assets on behalf of clients. Blackrock is one of six-year old Impact’s earliest clients and its technology will be integrated with the Aladdin platform to provide enhanced equity analysis and portfolio visualisation capabilities for Blackrock clients.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.