Official Institutions

BlackRock’s Official Institutions Group (OIG) partners with central banks, sovereign wealth funds, finance ministries, future generation funds and multi-lateral organizations, offering a complete range of customized solutions and global investment management, risk management and advisory services.

Why official institutions partner with BlackRock

People
Our global specialized account managers build long-term, strategic relationships with official institutions.
Consultative approach
We provide a complete range of advice and capital market expertise.
Transparency
We understand our clients’ special concerns and are a fiduciary to them.

Meet our team

With representatives in New York and London, BlackRock’s dedicated Official Institutions Group serves as a central point of contact for investment, risk management and advisory services. 

Terrence Keeley
Managing Director, Global Head of OIG
Matthew Mosca
Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Business Implementation
Andrew McKenzie
Managing Director

Get to know us

Common questions about our products and services

  • BlackRock has $6 trillion in assets(as of June 30, 2018). How do you manage risk?

    BlackRock’s scale is its key competitive advantage - it allows access to a plethora of information and insights that enables unrivaled risk management. Our Aladdin platform combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools to power informed decision-making and effective risk management.

  • How much does the Official Institutions group have under management?

    We manage $411 billion in specialized asset management assignments for 88 official institutions in 58 countries (as of March 31, 2018).

  • Do you offer learning resources for official institutions?

    BlackRock is strongly committed to assisting official institutions to achieve a higher level of understanding and proficiency with respect to various parts of the capital markets, asset allocation, portfolio management, risk management, and investment technology. 

    The key to our success as a strategic partner is our ability to deliver a value proposition that is relevant and advantageous to our clients’ respective missions. Knowledge transfer is at the core of this value proposition. 

    Since 2013, BlackRock has offered the BlackRock Educational Academy (“BEA”) to institutional clients and prospective clients. This program offers “best-in-class” knowledge-transfer experiences with even more diverse and innovative learning opportunities. This new, highly customized program, which consists of eight week-long educational modules defined by asset classes and strategies, covers a comprehensive range of professional investment and risk management topics.

  • Do you offer networking events or opportunities to meet other official institutions?

    We offer several events – including client conference calls, workshops, sovereign forums and conferences – that allow investment and risk professionals to engage in debate around topical issues and better inform investment decisions. 

  • Has the Official Institutions Group at BlackRock recently received any accolades or awards in the asset management industry?

    BlackRock’s Official Institution business is distinguished as the industry’s leading partner for sovereign institutions worldwide. For the fourth time in five years, BlackRock received coveted accolades from the Journal of Central Banking. After being selected as Asset Manager of the Year in 2014 and 2015, BlackRock Solutions was chosen as the Consultancy and Advisory Service Provider of 2016. In 2018, we were again named Asset Manager of the Year. We are the industry exemplar in thought leadership through the BlackRock Educational Academy, and our tailored solutions, including model portfolios for central banks and sovereign wealth funds, further distinguish BlackRock as the go-to specialist.

Explore our investment capabilities

Our strategies and solutions are designed with various risk-return portfolios in mind.