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Friday, April 19, 2013

Stork and Reaper for the Week of April 19, 2013

Reported by Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

Births


On April 19 BlackRock's iShares unit launched four iSharesBonds Corporate ex-Financials Term ETFs, with target maturity dates of 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2023.

Two-year-old North Peak Asset Management, led by co-founders of Absolute Investment Advisers, launched their first mutual fund last month. The Inflation Hedges Strategy Fund is sub-advised by the Boston Company Asset Management, City of London Investment Group, Commodity Strategies AG, Mellon, Parametric Portfolio Associates and Wellington.

BlackRock is debuting two actively managed ETFs iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ETF and the iShares Enhanced US Small-Cap ETF as well as three iShares MSCI Factor ETFs: the iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF; the iShares MSCI USA Size Factor ETF and the iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF.


Pregnancies


IndexUniverse reports that WisdomTree [profile] filed to launch the WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund.


They Grow Up So Fast


On March 31 Thompson Investment Management [profile] celebrated the fifth birthday of three-star, $28.1-million Thompson MidCap Fund.


Brain Surgery


Harris Associates has promoted three research analysts, M. Colin Hudson, Edward Wojciechowski and Matthew Logan, to serve as co-managers of the Oakmark Equity and Income Fund along with Clyde McGregor.


Deaths


UBS has is planning to liquidate the UBS Money Market Fund.


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