Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Books, Columns, Featured |

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By Jason Zweig | Jun 15, 2012 6:16 pm ET


Rice Energy is the private company founded by BlackRock energy-fund manager Daniel J. Rice III to develop natural gas deposits — sometimes in collaboration, and sometimes in competition, with publicly traded companies that Rice has selected for BlackRock’s mutual funds. Those dual roles have raised questions about potential conflicts of interest explored by The Wall Street Journal here and here.

But Rice’s side business raises environmental questions, as well.


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For further reading:


Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig,The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money


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BlackRock to Pay $12 Million Penalty for Failing to Disclose Conflict of Interest

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