New BlackRock service to slash ETF costs -continued

February 10, 2012--BlackRock is to launch a best execution service designed to lower the costs of owning exchange traded funds (ETFs) at a time when fees and charges are coming under increasing scrutiny.
Leland Clemons, previously head of iShares’ ETF capital markets based in the US, will head the service in the newly created role of head of capital markets, covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

‘We will help clients lower the costs of ownership by more efficient trading and lowering the costs of entry,’ said Leland. ‘If you buy something cheaper, this helps save eating into returns over time.’

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Source: City Wire

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