|Bid||29.14 x 1100|
|Ask||32.75 x 3200|
|Day's Range||31.55 - 31.77|
|52 Week Range||28.03 - 35.49|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.81|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.46%|
In O’Donnell’s new role, he will be responsible for developing business strategies that cater to the firm’s ETF, mutual fund, and multi-asset class investment solutions, as well as business intelligence, to optimize its service model for both intermediary and institutional investors. O’Donnell’s 20-plus years of experience includes a stretch at BlackRock, where he was Head of Americas Cash & Liquidity Sales and Distribution. In his role at BlackRock, O’Donnell oversaw a team responsible for the firm’s global liquidity business across all client channels.
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