Выбор редакции

BlackRock (BLK) Might Again Invest in a Fintech Company

BlackRock Inc BLK is in talks to invest in a fintech company, Capital Preferences Limited. According to a Bloomberg report, the company’s goal is to concentrate on retail investors and serve them better, as per two people with the matter.

Capital Preferences’ software assists in creating portfolios that suit the unique needs and preference of clients based on their risk tolerance. The software also tracks investment decisions made by investors to understand their level of risk tolerance.

BlackRock’s signature operating system, Aladdin, combines portfolio management, risk analytics and trading. The company is trying to figure out ways of incorporating Capital Preferences’ software in its existing technology, either Aladdin or FutureAdvisor.

Being the world’s largest asset manager, the company plans to expand and reach out to retail investors with the help of the above technologies.

In a recent interview, BlackRock’s COO, Rob Goldstein, mentioned that he sees tremendous potential of robo-advice in risk management in the wealth management space. That explains why BlackRock is on an acquisition spree lately, investing in different fintech companies.

Cachematrix is one such acquisition, which has helped BlackRock to simplify cash-management process for banks and corporate clients. FutureAdvisor, a digital investment manager, is another company that BlackRock acquired. The company has acquired a minority interest in two more companies recently — Europe-based robo-advisor, Scalable Capital and a fintech platform providing access to alternative investments, iCapital.

Shares of BlackRock have gained 27.9% over the last 12 months, outperforming the industry’s rally of 26.1%.

Currently, BlackRock carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Some top-ranked stocks in the same space are Janus Henderson Group Plc JHG, Virtus Investment Partners, Inc VRTS and T. Rowe Price Group, Inc TROW.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Janus Henderson Group has been revised 9% upward for the current year over the last 60 days. Its share price has witnessed an 11.5% increase over the past 12 months. It currently sports a Zacks Rank of 1.

Virtus Investment Partners witnessed an upward earnings estimate revision of 1.5% for the current year in the last 60 days. Also, the stock has returned 19.2% in a year’s time. It currently carries a Zacks Rank of 1.

T. Rowe Price Group’s Zacks Consensus Estimate has been revised upward 1.8%, for the current year in the past 60 days. Also, in a year’s time, its share price has moved up 35.3%. It currently carries a Zacks Rank of 2.

4 Stocks to Watch after the Massive Equifax Hack

Cybersecurity stocks spiked on recent news of a data breach affecting 143 million Americans. But which stocks are the best buy candidates right now? And what does the future hold for the cybersecurity industry?

Equifax is just the most recent victim. Computer hacking and identity theft are more common than ever. Zacks has just released Cybersecurity! An Investor’s Guide to inform Zacks.com readers about this $170 billion/year space. More importantly, it highlights 4 cybersecurity picks with strong profit potential.

Get the new Investing Guide now>>

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW): Free Stock Analysis Report
BlackRock, Inc. (BLK): Free Stock Analysis Report
Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (VRTS): Free Stock Analysis Report
Janus Capital Group, Inc (JHG): Free Stock Analysis Report
To read this article on Zacks.com click here.
Zacks Investment Research