One of the biggest yet unanswered
questions of the BlackRock
Barclay's Global Investors
is the compatibility of the two corporate
In Morningstar's Fund Spy
, analyst Michael Herbst wonders
if the mix of BGI's passive culture will
compliment BlackRock's active management
history, or hinder the relationship.
"Given BlackRock's recent growth spurt and
the challenges that may lie ahead, there's
no guarantee that it will consistently or
uniformly produce better results for
mutual fund investors," commented Herbst.
Herbst does credit BlackRock management for being able to handle big deals and large growth. The article also touched on BlackRock building on BGI's trading platform, which could mean lower trading costs, and BlackRocks's new target-date fund strength.
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