BlackRock plans new active sector ETFs curated by robots | Reuters

Reuters| Mon Nov 20 10:03:54 EST 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) is turning to the robots for its next big investment idea. The world’s largest asset manager, which oversees nearly $6 trillion, has hatched plans for a set of exchange-traded funds that would let a computer program choose and classify stocks, according to preliminary filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The actively managed “iShares Evolved” funds will target major industry groupings: financials, healthcare, media, consumer staples, consumer discretionary and, of course, technology. Investors often rely on sector definitions determined by index companies like S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI Inc (MSCI.N), who control the Glob..

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