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Black Box

1. Any complex investment strategy or model. In general, a black box involves a computer using complicated formulas to achieve returns in the desired way. Because an investor may not understand the model (and may not be able to do so), a black box can lead to unforeseen problems. See also: Black box syndrome.

2. In Islamic finance, a strategy that allows one to invest funds in a Sharia-compliant way but still link the returns to non-compliant investments. Using a black box is very controversial and some Islamic finance scholars reject it as un-Islamic.
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Black Box Corporation a leading technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize and secure their IT infrastructure, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Black Box to its 2016 Solution Provider 500 list.
Technical services company Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) declared on Monday the acquisition of private company Logos Communications Systems Inc in Westlake, Ohio, for an undisclosed amount.
Technical services company Black Box Corporation (Nasdaq:BBOX) announced on Friday that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend.
Black Box Corporation a leading technology solutions provider, will release its first quarter of Fiscal 2017 financial results on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
Black Box Corporation (Nasdaq:BBOX) has been awarded an agreement from Premier Purchasing Partners LP, the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc, the provider of voice communications, data infrastructure and product solutions said on Wednesday.
The NASDAQ-listed major technology company Black Box Corporation on Monday has made an announcement on its acquisition of technology and intellectual property from the Ireland-based Cloudium Systems Ltd.
Pittsburgh, PA, October 30, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today's complex communications solutions, today announced that it won two awards from AVST for 2011; Highest Overall Sales and Highest Individual Sale.
Contract awarded for Black Box Corporation to install security vulnerable areas for crime prevention
Pittsburgh, PA, October 28, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today's complex communications solutions, announced that Veri-NAC[TM], its network access control appliance, has received the highest rating from SC Magazine.