Three years later, it's clear that the BGI deal was a key factor in developing what we believe is the widest moat for any firm in asset management.
The acquisition of BGI could prove to be one of the single most transformative events in the asset-management industry.
Plus, BlackRock stalks BGI and iShares, Fidelity offers access to IPOs, and Vanguard tweaks money market lineup.
Barclays offers innovative commodity securities that trade like ETFs.
Here's an update on funds our stock analysts would and wouldn't buy now.
The next few years present another test for BlackRock's investment culture.
ETF popularity from last year continues into 2010.
It's never a good idea to sell an investment just because it's up.
Plus, Fidelity-iShares partnership a good deal for index investors, and more.
Where we see opportunities internationally and a few things to watch out for.