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They Did It Again. Blackrock Buys Bgi And Becomes A

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One of many links.

In control of around $3 trillion in assets apparently, more than the FED.

You'd have though the bankers would have learnt their lesson by now.

Ho hum. Here we go again... :blink:

I thought the assets would mainly be in the day to day control of custodians (Northern Trust, State Street etc.)to prevent them falling into the hands of liquidators should blackrock fail?

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Maybe the "assets" themselves are held with a variety of financial institutions. But let's face it, margin accounts would be all they'd need to claw back the liquidity and start playing games with it. Shorting, structured products designed to provide some kind of guaranteed return... it could all lead to disaster...

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