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Why defined contribution plans partner with BlackRock

Retirement is more complex than ever before. That’s why many of Canada’s largest defined contribution (DC) plans trust BlackRock with their participants’ retirement futures. As a global defined contribution investment-only provider, BlackRock DC provides a breadth of capabilities and depth of knowledge across asset management, plan design, client engagement and participant communications.

Depth of expertise
Depth of expertise
Over three decades of defined contribution experience and more than 100 dedicated DC professionals.
Innovative solutions
Innovative solutions
As a pioneer in target date, index and data-driven alpha strategies, we continue to evolve to help meet changing client needs.
Strategic plan design
Strategic plan design
BlackRock's technology analyzes plan features to help you understand and prioritize changes to your plan design.

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Investment capabilities

Defined contribution plans have become the primary way most Canadians save for retirement. Let BlackRock help you design a plan that’s built to achieve participants’ retirement goals.

Target date strategies
Discover how target date strategies can help create more stable retirement outcomes.
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Fixed Income
BlackRock’ brings robust fixed income expertise, a global platform and focused, consultative approach – backed by Aladdin® risk analytics – to the challenge of helping you define and meet your plan’s fixed income needs.
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Common questions about our products and services

  • Who is BlackRock DC?

    Retirement is changing, with people living longer and investing in more challenging markets. That’s why many of the world’s largest DC plans trust BlackRock with their participants’ retirement futures. As a global defined contribution investment-only provider, BlackRock provides a breadth of capabilities and depth of knowledge across asset management, plan design, and participant communications.

  • Why BlackRock DC?

    As a BlackRock client, you have access to innovative solutions informed by decades of how participants work, earn, spend and behave in changing market regimes. As a pioneer in target date, index and data-driven alpha strategies, we continue to evolve to help meet changing client needs through new investment solutions and award-winning participant engagement strategies.

  • How does BlackRock interact with my team?

    Being a BlackRock client means you have access to dedicated partners who can help with everything from seamless product implementation to plan optimization and helping effectively engage participant populations. With 100+ dedicated DC professionals covering the U.S. and Canada, we act as an extension of your team.

  • How does BlackRock DC support participant engagement?

    BlackRock believes that effective communication is crucial, so it shouldn’t be taken lightly—but it doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming. Your understanding of your organization, paired with our DC plan communications expertise, will allow us to build a strategy that helps motivate your employees to act.

  • Where can I find retirement insights from BlackRock?

    BlackRock is dedicated to delivering insights that provide greater clarity on optimizing your plan and reaching your objectives. Retirement insights include propriety research, demographic and economic trends, and investment commentary that can help you understand emerging risks and opportunities.

  

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Meet our team

BlackRock’s dedicated Canadian Defined Contribution team serves as consultative partners to clients as well as thought leaders on industry trends.

Farzan Qureshi
Director, DC Investment Strategy
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Lisa Griffith
Director, Institutional Client Business
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Stephanie Genois
Director, Institutional Client Business
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