BlackRock To Halt Analyst Survey In Wake Of NY AG Deal

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 7:11 PM EST) -- BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset manager, has agreed to stop a survey that gave some finance professionals insights about analysts' soon-to-be-released views, New York's attorney general said Thursday.

The New York City-based firm has stopped selling its analyst survey, believed to be the most expansive on Wall Street, as part of a settlement with the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

Schneiderman framed the deal as part of his crackdown into a practice he calls "Insider Trading 2.0," where elite traders buy...
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