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  • BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory to advise Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

    Nov 16, 2022
    Kyiv, New York – November 16, 2022 – BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory (“BlackRock FMA”) and the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine (“MoE”) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby BlackRock FMA will provide advisory support for designing an investment framework, with a goal of creating opportunities for both public and private investors to participate in the future reconstruction and recovery of the Ukrainian economy.
  • BlackRock Reports Third Quarter 2022 Diluted EPS of $9.25, or $9.55 as adjusted

    Oct 13, 2022
    New York, October 13, 2022 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022.
  • Martin Small to Succeed Gary Shedlin as BlackRock CFO in 2023

    Oct 03, 2022
    NEW YORK (Oct. 3, 2022) – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) announced today that Martin Small will succeed Gary S. Shedlin as Chief Financial Officer in 2023.
  • BlackRock Study: Global Insurers are Future-Proofing Portfolios Amidst Shifting Markets

    Sep 27, 2022
    27 September 2022, LONDON –Global insurers are innovating their investment approaches amidst rapidly changing market conditions this year,
  • BlackRock Reports Second Quarter 2022 Diluted EPS of $7.06, or $7.36 as adjusted

    Jul 15, 2022
    New York, July 15, 2022 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022.
  • BlackRock Expands Voting Choice to Additional Clients

    Jun 13, 2022
    NEW YORK – JUNE 13, 2022 – In response to growing client interest, BlackRock today announces that it is further expanding the opportunity for eligible clients – including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds.
  • BlackRock and UN Women to Promote Gender Lens Investing

    May 25, 2022
    NEW YORK – May 25, 2022 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to cooperate in promoting the growth of gender lens investing.
  • BlackRock Projects Global Bond ETF Assets to Reach $5 Trillion by 2030

    May 18, 2022
    NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 – Despite the most challenging fixed income market in decades, BlackRock projects that global bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) assets under management (AUM) will triple to $5 trillion by 2030.
  • BlackRock Expands Partnership with Private Market Investors on Universal Solution for ESG Reporting

    May 12, 2022
    (New York, NY) – May 12, 2022 - BlackRock today announced that a consortium of Limited Partners and Funds of Funds have partnered in an effort to streamline and standardize ESG reporting for private markets.
  • BlackRock Reports First Quarter 2022 Diluted EPS of $9.35, or $9.52 as adjusted

    Apr 13, 2022
    New York, April 13, 2022 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
  • BlackRock Reports Full Year 2021 Diluted EPS of $38.22, or $39.18 as adjusted

    Jan 14, 2022
    New York, January 14, 2022 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021.
  • BlackRock Reports Third Quarter 2021 Diluted EPS of $10.89, or $10.95 as adjusted

    Oct 13, 2021
    New York, October 13, 2021 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021.
  • Working to expand proxy voting choice for our clients

    Oct 07, 2021
    BlackRock’s role is to help our clients achieve their long-term financial goals. Core to this is the fact that the money we manage is not our own; it belongs to our clients. We work hard to stay ahead of our clients’ needs by delivering them the widest set of choices across everything we do so they can choose what works best for them.
  • BlackRock Elects Beth Ford and Kristin Peck to Board of Directors

    Sep 28, 2021
    NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has elected Beth Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer of Land O’Lakes, Inc., and Kristin Peck, Chief Executive Officer of Zoetis Inc. – to the Company’s Board as independent directors.
  • The BlackRock Foundation Grants $100 Million to Breakthrough Energy’s Catalyst Program for Investments Focused on Clean Energy Technologies

    Sep 20, 2021
    NEW YORK – September 20, 2021 –The BlackRock Foundation today announced a $100 million grant to Breakthrough Energy’s Catalyst Program (“Catalyst”) to help accelerate the development of the climate solutions necessary to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
  • BlackRock Reports Second Quarter 2021 Diluted EPS of $8.92, or $10.03 as adjusted

    Jul 14, 2021
    New York, July 14, 2021 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021.
  • BlackRock Real Assets Appoints Valerie Speth to Join Asia Pacific Renewable Power Team

    Jul 12, 2021
    ASIA PACIFIC, July 12, 2021 – BlackRock Real Assets has appointed Valerie Speth as a Managing Director for the firm’s APAC Renewable Power team, effective July 2021.
  • BlackRock Study Shows U.S. Public Pensions Would Benefit From Rethinking Asset Allocation to Meet Future Liabilities

    Jun 29, 2021
    NEW YORK, June 29, 2021 - U.S. public pension plans face increased challenges in meeting their future liabilities, and could benefit by reconsidering certain parts of their asset allocation strategy, according to a new study from BlackRock.
  • BlackRock to Acquire Baringa Partners’ Climate Change Scenario Model Through New Long-Term Partnership

    Jun 17, 2021
    London – 17 June, 2021 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and Baringa Partners today announced their entry into a definitive agreement for BlackRock to acquire and integrate Baringa’s industry-leading Climate Change Scenario Model into BlackRock’s Aladdin Climate technology.
  • BlackRock Enriches Aladdin Platform’s Derivatives Capabilities with Cassini Partnership

    Jun 15, 2021
    BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) and Cassini Systems, a leading provider of pre- and post-trade margin and collateral analytics for derivatives markets, announced today that the two firms have entered into a strategic partnership to integrate Cassini analytics into BlackRock’s Aladdin® platform.
  • BlackRock Survey: Overwhelming demand from workers, employers, and retirees for retirement income

    Jun 03, 2021
    New York, June 3, 2021 – A large majority of workers saving for retirement through their employers’ 401(k) plans want options that will help them generate income in retirement, according to the fifth annual DC Pulse Survey from BlackRock (NYSE: BLK).
  • British Airways (BA) Pensions Entrusts BlackRock with the Management of over £21 billion of Assets, in a Transformational Partnership

    Jun 02, 2021
    British Airways Pensions has today announced the appointment of BlackRock as the outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) for c. £21.5 billion of its pension schemes’ assets, creating a pioneering OCIO model which will form the cornerstone of a bespoke new offering for the UK pensions market.
  • ADP, Best Buy, Self, Truist and Varo Join BlackRock’s Emergency Savings Initiative

    May 19, 2021
    NEW YORK –– ¬May 19, 2021 –– Today, BlackRock announced that ADP, Best Buy, Self, Truist and Varo have joined their philanthropic Emergency Savings Initiative (ESI) which increases access to low-cost, low-friction savings products for financially vulnerable Americans.
  • BlackRock Bolsters Aladdin Platform’s Trading Capabilities with FlexTrade Partnership

    May 18, 2021
    NEW YORK – May 18, 2021 – BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a leading provider of high performance, multi-asset execution management systems (EMS).
  • BlackRock Reports First Quarter 2021 Diluted EPS of $7.77

    Apr 15, 2021
    New York, April 15, 2021 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
  • BlackRock Announces Geir Espeskog & Emily Woodland as Sustainable Investing Co-Heads for Asia Pacific to Accelerate Regional Business

    Apr 12, 2021
    Asia Pacific – 12 April 2021 – Today BlackRock announced the appointment of Head of iShares Asia Pacific Distribution Geir Espeskog and Emily Woodland as Co-Heads of BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI) for Asia Pacific.
  • Temasek and BlackRock Launch Decarbonization Investment Partnership

    Apr 12, 2021
    Decarbonization Partners will invest in next-generation private companies that provide solutions and technologies which accelerate global efforts to achieve a net zero global economy by 2050.
  • BlackRock Hires Paul Bodnar to Lead Sustainable Investing

    Mar 30, 2021
    New York – March 30, 2020 – BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) has hired Paul Bodnar to lead its sustainable investing platform and its global initiative to help clients create more sustainable, more resilient investment portfolios. As Global Head of BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI), Bodnar will be responsible for sustainable research, analytics, product development, and integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into the investment process.
  • BlackRock Nominates Hans E. Vestberg to Board of Directors

    Mar 24, 2021
    New York, March 24, 2021 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today announced that Hans E. Vestberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Communications Inc., has been nominated to join its Board of Directors.
  • BlackRock Investment Institute Sees Green Energy Transition Driving 25% Cumulative Gain in Output by 2040

    Feb 25, 2021
    New York – February 25, 2021 – The BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) believes that tackling climate change will drive significant economic improvements over the coming two decades and that the commonly held notion that it has to come at a net cost to society is wrong.
  • BlackRock To Launch the “Aladdin Data Cloud” Powered by Snowflake

    Feb 22, 2021
    NEW YORK – February 22, 2021 – BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) and Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW) today announced a strategic partnership to deliver a next-generation solution for the investment management industry. BlackRock will launch Aladdin Data Cloud, a solution for investment managers to expand the utility of data, powered by Snowflake’s platform. The Aladdin Data Cloud will be a strategic part of Snowflake’s Data Cloud and a part of the Aladdin platform. The solution allows companies to bring Aladdin and non-Aladdin data together making it easy for users to build on top of it with Aladdin Studio, BlackRock’s platform for developers.
  • Rachel Lord to Lead BlackRock in Asia-Pacific Region

    Feb 09, 2021
    Asia Pacific, February 9, 2021 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today appointed Rachel Lord to lead its Asia Pacific business. She will be based in Hong Kong and serve as Chair and Head of BlackRock Asia Pacific (APAC). Her appointment is effective May 1, subject to regulatory approval. Rachel most recently headed BlackRock’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), driving regional business transformation over the past three years.
  • BlackRock Completes Acquisition of Aperio

    Feb 01, 2021
    NEW YORK – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has completed the acquisition of Aperio, a pioneer in customizing tax-optimized index equity separately managed accounts (SMAs), from Golden Gate Capital and Aperio employees. The combination expands the breadth of BlackRock’s personalization capabilities via tax-managed strategies across factors, broad market indexing, and investor ESG preferences.
  • BlackRock Boosts Aladdin’s Forward-Looking Sustainability Analytics and Reporting Capabilities Through Strategic Partnership with Clarity AI

    Jan 14, 2021
    New York – January 14, 2021 – BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today announced a minority investment in Clarity AI, a sustainability analytics and data science platform, as the firm continues to invest in delivering sustainable investing analytics and software for clients. BlackRock will integrate Clarity AI’s capabilities with Aladdin®, BlackRock’s end-to-end operating system for investment professionals.
  • BlackRock Unveils New Offering to Power Investors’ Transition to Net Zero Emissions

    Dec 01, 2020
    December 1, 2020, New York, NY – Building on BlackRock’s strength in risk management through the Aladdin platform, BlackRock today announced it has created Aladdin Climate to meet the urgent need among financial institutions and investors to quantify climate risk in their portfolios as the physical toll of climate change mounts and the global transition to net zero emissions accelerates.
  • BlackRock to Acquire Aperio - Leading Provider of Personalized Index Equity Solutions

    Nov 23, 2020
    November 23, 2020, NEW YORK – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aperio from Golden Gate Capital and Aperio employees for $1.05 billion in cash. Aperio is a pioneer in customizing tax-optimized index equity separately managed accounts (SMAs) to reflect each client’s unique risk, tax, and personal values preferences.
  • BlackRock Earns Straight A’s for Transparency by Principles for Responsible Investment

    Sep 09, 2020
    For the first time since signing the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2008, BlackRock achieved an A or A+ score across all categories, including an A+ in Strategy & Governance.
  • BlackRock Builds Investment Solution that Provides a Paycheck Throughout Retirement

    May 27, 2020
    New York, May 27, 2020 – At a time when Americans are increasingly concerned about their long-term financial future, BlackRock is announcing a ground-breaking solution designed to provide millions of American workers with simplified access to lifetime income throughout their retirement. In a major step forward, BlackRock has enlisted two leading insurers, Equitable and Brighthouse Financial, in the effort. Designed to be provided through employers’ defined contribution plans, the new investment solution, called LifePath PaycheckTM, aims to reimagine retirement by combining an innovative investment solution that helps protect workers’ nest eggs with an integrated digital experience for participants that leverages the security and scale of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
  • BlackRock and Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership to Host Aladdin on Azure as BlackRock Readies Aladdin for Next Chapter of Innovation

    Apr 07, 2020
    New York and Redmond, Wash. - Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – BlackRock and Microsoft Corp. have formed a strategic partnership to host BlackRock’s Aladdin infrastructure on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, bringing enhanced capabilities to BlackRock and its Aladdin clients, which include many of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors and wealth managers.
  • BlackRock’s COVID-19 Response: Our Commitment to People and Communities

    Mar 23, 2020
    Our hearts go out to all those already affected by COVID-19’s rapid spread. At BlackRock, we are committed to supporting people impacted by this global crisis, especially in the communities where we operate. This includes support for the people and programs providing direct services on the frontlines and for the most financially vulnerable members of our global community who will feel its impact hardest, today and in the months to come.
  • BlackRock Creates Foundation to Advance a More Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

    Feb 13, 2020
    New York, February 13, 2020 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has made a charitable contribution of 15.6 million shares of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI), with a market value of $589 million, to fund the firm’s social impact efforts to advance a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
  • BlackRock Completes Onshore Investment Advisory Registration in China

    Jun 21, 2019
    Asia Pacific, June 21, 2019 – BlackRock’s wholly foreign-owned enterprise in Shanghai, BlackRock Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“PFM WFOE”), has successfully completed the registration of its onshore investment advisory service in China with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC).
  • BlackRock Completes Acquisition of eFront

    May 10, 2019
    New York, Paris – May 10, 2019 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has completed the acquisition of eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider. The combination of eFront with Aladdin will set a new standard in investment and risk management technology, vastly expanding Aladdin’s alternatives capabilities and providing a whole-portfolio technology solution to clients.
  • Blackrock appoints Tony Tang head of China

    Apr 17, 2019
    Asia Pacific, April 17, 2019 – BlackRock today announced the appointment of Tony Tang as Head of China, effective July 2019.
  • Investors Underappreciate Climate-Related Risks in Their Portfolios – BlackRock Report

    Apr 04, 2019
    New York, April 4, 2019 – Investors are underpricing the impact of climate-related risks, including more frequent and intense extreme weather events, and need to rethink their assessment of asset vulnerabilities, according to a new report by the BlackRock Investment Institute.
  • BlackRock to Acquire eFront - Industry Leading Alternatives Investment Software Provider

    Mar 22, 2019
    New York, Paris – March 22, 2019 – BlackRock today announced that it has made a binding offer and entered into an exclusive agreement, subject to the conditions below, to acquire 100% of the equity interests in eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider, from private equity firm Bridgepoint and eFront employees, for $1.3 billion in cash. The combination of eFront with Aladdin, BlackRock’s investment operating platform used by more than 225 institutions around the world, will set a new standard in investment and risk management technology.
  • RBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND BLACKROCK CANADA ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO TRANSFORM CANADIAN ETF MARKET

    Jan 08, 2019
    RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (“RBC GAM Inc.”) and BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”) today announced a strategic alliance that will deliver the most comprehensive ETF offering in the Canadian marketplace.
  • BlackRock Reports Third Quarter 2018 Diluted EPS of $7.54, or $7.52 as adjusted

    Oct 16, 2018
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.
  • BlackRock closes transaction to sell minority interest in DSP BlackRock to The DSP Group

    Aug 16, 2018
    Delhi, Mumbai, August 16, 2018 - BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) (“BlackRock”) and The DSP Group have completed a transaction for BlackRock to sell its minority interest in DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd. to The DSP Group. BlackRock had held a 40% stake in the joint venture, which manages and markets a range of co-branded mutual funds in India.
  • BlackRock Real Assets makes first solar investment in Taiwan

    Aug 08, 2018
    BlackRock Real Assets has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire equity interest in a 70MW solar portfolio comprising 28 projects (the “portfolio”) in Taiwan from J&V Energy Technology (J&V Energy), a leading solar energy producer headquartered in Taipei.
  • BlackRock designated by Edward Jones as a Strategic Product Partner

    Jul 26, 2018
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has been designated by Edward Jones as a Strategic Product Partner based on the alignment between the two firm’s investment philosophies and client-centric cultures.
  • BlackRock Reports Second Quarter 2018 Diluted EPS of $6.62, or $6.66 as adjusted

    Jul 16, 2018
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2018.
  • BlackRock and Acorns Partner to Expand Financial Participation Among the Next Generation of Investors

    May 09, 2018
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and Acorns, the country’s fastest growing micro investing app with more than 3.3 million investment accounts, today announced a partnership focused on improving the savings and investing behaviors of the next generation of investors.
  • BlackRock to sell minority interest in DSP BlackRock to The DSP Group

    May 07, 2018
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) (“BlackRock”) and The DSP Group have agreed terms for BlackRock to sell its minority interest in DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd. to The DSP Group. BlackRock currently has a 40% stake in the joint venture, which manages and markets a range of co-branded mutual funds in India. The sale is expected to complete, subject to regulatory approval, once naming transfers and investment scheme unitholder communications are finalised.
  • BlackRock, Inc. to Acquire Private Credit Manager Tennenbaum Capital Partners

    Apr 17, 2018
    BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”) today announced a definitive agreement under which BlackRock will acquire TCP, a leading manager focused on middle market performing credit and special situation credit opportunities.
  • Client update on civilian firearms exposures in investment portfolios

    Apr 05, 2018
    BlackRock issued a client bulletin on March 2nd outlining our approach to companies that manufacture and sell civilian firearms.
  • BlackRock’s Approach to Companies that Manufacture and Distribute Civilian Firearms

    Mar 02, 2018
    The recent tragedy in Florida has put a spotlight on the role of companies that manufacture and distribute civilian firearms. Today, BlackRock published an update on how we are approaching this issue.
  • BlackRock Receives Private Fund Management Registration in China

    Dec 28, 2017
    Hong Kong/Shanghai/Beijing, 28 December 2017 – BlackRock’s wholly foreign-owned enterprise in Shanghai, BlackRock Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., has successfully registered with Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) as a Private Fund Management (PFM) company.
  • BlackRock Completes Acquisition of Cachematrix

    Jul 25, 2017
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has completed its acquisition of Cachematrix, a leading provider of financial technology which simplifies the cash management process for banks and their corporate clients in a streamlined, open-architecture platform.
  • Arizona State University Enterprise Partners Names BlackRock as Its Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO)

    Jul 06, 2017
    ASU Enterprise Partners, parent organization to the ASU Foundation and other non-profit entities that raise resources in support of Arizona State University, named BlackRock Inc. as its Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO), furthering the organizations’ three-year risk advisory relationship and creating new opportunities to advance accessible, excellent higher education.
  • China Awards Blackrock First RQFII License in the U.S.A

    Dec 15, 2016
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), has been awarded its first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) license in the United States by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).