Asset Manager of the Year - Barclays Global Investors

Risk Awards 2008

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The tumultuous conditions of 2007 have rocked the asset management sector, with unexpected losses throwing even the most experienced of investment managers off guard. But Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has come through the turmoil relatively unscathed, helped by the diversity of its business. While some fund managers have battened down the hatches, BGI has continued to innovate, with new product launches covering equities, fixed income and alternative assets.

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