The 2016 II 300


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BlackRock Tops II300 Roster for a Seventh Year Running

Total assets under management overseen by firms in the II300, Institutional Investor’s annual ranking of the U.S.’s top money managers, were little changed in 2015, rising just 0.39 percent year over year, to $45.3 trillion.

New York–based BlackRock extends its winning streak to a seventh year even though its AUM declines by about $7 billion, to $4.6 trillion. Vanguard Group of Malvern, Pennsylvania, holds steady in second place, with $2.9 trillion, and is the year’s biggest gainer, having grown its asset base by more than $187 billion, or roughly 6.9 percent.

State Street Global Advisors retains the No. 3 spot on the roster even though its AUM total declines by some $203 billion, to $2.2 trillion. Among other issues, the Boston-based firm has been hit by redemptions from Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds pulling money to support their economies after the price of oil fell last year.

SSGA’s crosstown rival, Fidelity Investments, repeats in fourth place, with $2.0 trillion — a gain of some $10 billion — followed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management of New York, with $1.7 trillion — down nearly $22 billion.

To view the complete ranking, click on America’s Top 300 Money Managers in the navigation table at right. Subscribers can access additional data, including details on the firms’ portfolio mixes, a roster of the Biggest Dollar Gainers and Losers, the nation’s Largest Tax-Exempt Asset Managers and more. (Please note: A firm must have appeared in this ranking for at least two years to be eligible for inclusion in the Biggest Dollar Gainers and Losers table.)

For information on how this ranking was compiled, click on Methodology.

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