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== Key People ==
== Key People ==
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[[Image:BGrossman.jpg|float|left]] Global CEO Blake R. Grossman oversees and directs the strategic development of BGI's worldwide business.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.barclaysglobal.com/about/who_we_are/global_leadership.jhtml|name=Global Leadership|org=BGI|date=July 13, 2008}}</ref> Grossman joined BGI in 1985 and founded its Advanced Active Strategies Group (AASG) in 1992 after a stint running BGI's global index and enhanced equities strategies business. He later became Global Chief Investment Officer with overall responsibility for the AASG  around the world. Grossman has employed quantitative analysis to break BGI free of the conservative buy-and-hold strategy of most large money managers and employ both long and short positions to attmept to profit from all markets.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&refer=home&sid=agHGQ249p.98|name=Barclays Ph.D.s Build Hedge Fund Giant Inside Bank|org=Bloomberg|date=July 13, 2008}}</ref> Consequently, BGI has moved beyond index investing to become a major player in the pension-fund market.
 
 


== References ==
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Revision as of 01:49, 14 July 2008


Barclays Global Investors
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Founded 1964
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Key People CEO Blake R. Grossman, Chairman Robert E. Diamond
Products iShares family of ETFs best known
Website http://www.barclaysglobal.com/

Template:Infobox Midpage Need Sponsor Barclays Global Investors (BGI) is the pioneer of index-investment strategy ands creator of popular exchange-traded fund (ETF) family iShares. BGI is the asset management arm of British bank Barclays and one of the world's largest with around $2 trillion under management, managing 400 ETFs in a dozen global investment markets.

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Global CEO Blake R. Grossman oversees and directs the strategic development of BGI's worldwide business.[1] Grossman joined BGI in 1985 and founded its Advanced Active Strategies Group (AASG) in 1992 after a stint running BGI's global index and enhanced equities strategies business. He later became Global Chief Investment Officer with overall responsibility for the AASG around the world. Grossman has employed quantitative analysis to break BGI free of the conservative buy-and-hold strategy of most large money managers and employ both long and short positions to attmept to profit from all markets.[2] Consequently, BGI has moved beyond index investing to become a major player in the pension-fund market.

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