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  • BlackRock Hosts Global Summit Focused on Sustainability

    Jul 08, 2020
    Drawing its largest audience ever for a client event, BlackRock convened its first Global Summit to explore the role of sustainability in investing and how it might help the global economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock Awarded Investor of the Year at the Environmental Finance 2020 Bond Awards.

    May 18, 2020
    Judged by an independent panel of representatives from leading investment firms, BlackRock has been recognised as the Investor of the Year by the annual Environmental Finance Bond awards. These awards focus on companies paving the way in the green, social and sustainability bond markets.
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  • BlackRock Completes Secondary Offering of Common Stock

    May 15, 2020
    New York, May 15, 2020 — BlackRock, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: BLK) today announced that it has completed the secondary offering of 31,628,573 shares of common stock held by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”) (NYSE: PNC), including exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares from PNC, at a price of $420 per share.
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  • BlackRock Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering of Common Stock

    May 12, 2020
    New York, May 12, 2020 — BlackRock, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: BLK) today announced the pricing of the secondary offering of 28,753,248 shares of common stock held by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) (“PNC”) at a price of $420 per share. BlackRock also agreed to purchase approximately 2.7 million shares directly from PNC, at a price of $414.96 per share (representing the price paid by the underwriters in the offering), for an aggregate purchase amount of $1.1 billion.
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  • BlackRock Announces Secondary Offering of its Common Stock held by PNC; Plans $1.1 Billion Stock Repurchase

    May 11, 2020
    New York, May 11, 2020 --BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) (the “Company”) today announced the commencement of a secondary offering of its common stock through which The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) intends to exit its full investment in the Company. The shares being offered by PNC will be sold in an underwritten public secondary offering. PNC also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 10% of the shares offered.
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  • BlackRock Reports First Quarter 2020 Diluted EPS of $5.15, or $6.60 as adjusted

    Apr 16, 2020
    New York, April 16, 2020 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock Increases Stake in iCapital

    Mar 23, 2020
    New York – March 23, 2020 – BlackRock, Inc. today announced that, in connection with the recapitalization undertaken by iCapital Network, the firm has increased its minority stake in iCapital and realized a nonoperating pre-tax gain of approximately $240 million. As the largest minority investor, BlackRock will also increase its iCapital Board representation from one to three Directors.
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  • BlackRock Appoints Rimmo Jolly as Head of iShares Asia Pacific

    Mar 19, 2020
    ASIA PACIFIC, March 19, 2020 –BlackRock today announced the appointment of Rimmo Jolly as Head of iShares Asia Pacific, effective May 4, 2020.
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  • BlackRock Releases 2020 Stewardship Priorities for Engaging with Public Companies

    Mar 18, 2020
    New York – March 18, 2020 – BlackRock, Inc. released its Engagement Priorities for 2020 (the “Priorities”) today, outlining its roadmap for investment stewardship this year. The Priorities also further BlackRock’s commitment in January to make sustainability its new standard for investing.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock Reports Full Year 2019 Diluted EPS of $28.43, or $28.48 as adjusted Fourth Quarter 2019 Diluted EPS of $8.29, or $8.34 as adjusted

    Jan 15, 2020
    New York, January 15, 2020 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2019.
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  • Major buy-side and sell-side firms call for regulatory action to make clearing houses safer (Updated March 10, 2020)

    Oct 24, 2019
    New York, October 24, 2019 – BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Allianz, Citi, Societe Generale, State Street, T. Rowe Price, and Vanguard, today, in a joint paper, presented detailed recommendations from both buy-side and sell-side perspectives to further enhance the safety and soundness of central counterparties (CCPs), also known as clearing houses.
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  • BlackRock Reports Third Quarter 2019 Diluted EPS of $7.15

    Oct 15, 2019
    New York, October 15, 2019 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.
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  • UPS, Mastercard, Etsy, Brightside, Arizona State University, and Acorns Join BlackRock’s Emergency Savings Initiative

    Oct 03, 2019
    NEW YORK — October 3, 2019 — UPS, Mastercard, Etsy, Brightside, Arizona State University, and Acorns will join BlackRock’s Emergency Savings Initiative.
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  • BlackRock Reports Second Quarter 2019 Diluted EPS of $6.41

    Jul 19, 2019
    New York, July 19, 2019 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.
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  • 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).
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  • BlackRock Real Assets expands solar investment portfolio in Taiwan

    May 14, 2019
    Taipei/Hong Kong/Singapore, May 14, 2019 – A private fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets (the “Fund”) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 115MW solar portfolio comprising 14 projects in Taiwan from New Green Power (NGP) and J&V Energy Technology (J&V Energy), leading solar energy companies headquartered in Taipei.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock Reports First Quarter 2019 Diluted EPS of $6.61

    Apr 16, 2019
    New York, April 16, 2019 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock appoints Andrew Landman Head of Australasia

    Apr 03, 2019
    Australia and New Zealand, April 3, 2019 – BlackRock today appointed Andrew Landman Head of Australasia. He succeeds Dominik Rohé, who takes over as Head of the Latin America region.
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  • BNY Mellon and BlackRock Partner to Deliver Integrated Technology and Servicing Capabilities across the Investment Lifecycle

    Apr 03, 2019
    New York, April 3, 2019 – The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (“BNY Mellon”) and BlackRock, through its BlackRock Solutions business, announced today a strategic alliance to deliver integrated data, technology, and asset management servicing capabilities to common clients. These new capabilities integrate BNY Mellon’s data insights, accounting, and servicing tools into Aladdin®, BlackRock’s investment and operating platform for investment managers.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock Nominates Bader M. Alsaad to Board of Directors

    Mar 14, 2019
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today announced that Bader M. Alsaad, former Managing Director of the Kuwait Investment Authority (“KIA”), has been nominated to join its Board of Directors. Mr. Alsaad will be included as a nominee in BlackRock’s 2019 Proxy Statement and, if elected by shareholders, will join the Board as an independent director following the Company’s Annual Meeting on May 23.
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  • BlackRock’s 6th Annual Global Investor Pulse Survey

    Feb 07, 2019
    New York, February 7, 2019 – Money is the biggest source of stress among Americans —more than their concerns about work, family or health. However, people who proactively plan for retirement tend to be more content with their lives and have a greater sense of personal well-being today. Americans with a retirement savings plan are more likely (78%) to have a higher level of overall well-being than those without one (52%).
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  • BlackRock Reports Full Year 2018 Diluted EPS of $26.58, or $26.93 as adjusted

    Jan 16, 2019
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018.
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  • 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.
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  • Global institutional investors shifting risks from public to private markets - BlackRock study

    Jan 07, 2019
    Global – 7 January 2019 – Amid rising concerns about a downturn in the economic cycle, institutional investors are looking to mitigate risks by increasing allocations to private markets according to BlackRock’s annual survey of global institutions.
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  • BlackRock and Microsoft to Reimagine Retirement

    Dec 13, 2018
    BlackRock and Microsoft are reimagining America’s path toward achieving greater financial security in retirement. Bringing together BlackRock’s investment capabilities and Microsoft’s technology strength, the two companies are jointly exploring next generation solutions to help more people make better decisions as they work toward their financial goals in retirement.
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  • BlackRock appoints Geraldine Buckingham as Chair and Head of BlackRock Asia Pacific; Ryan Stork appointed as Deputy Global Chief Operating Officer

    Nov 26, 2018
    Asia Pacific, November 26, 2018 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today appointed Geraldine Buckingham as Chair and Head of BlackRock Asia Pacific, succeeding Ryan Stork, who becomes Deputy Global Chief Operating Officer, based in New York. Both appointments take effect February 2019 and Ms. Buckingham will relocate to Hong Kong from New York.
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  • BlackRock Real Assets appoints Charlie Reid to lead Asia Pacific renewable energy franchise

    Oct 29, 2018
    Hong Kong and Singapore – October 29, 2018 – BlackRock Real Assets has extended its renewable energy franchise by appointing Managing Director Charlie Reid to lead the investment efforts in Asia Pacific.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock Completes Acquisition of Asset Management Business of Citibanamex

    Sep 24, 2018
    BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) has completed its acquisition of Citibanamex’s asset management business. Citibanamex is a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). The transaction involves fixed income, equity, and multi-asset funds holding approximately $34 billion in investments.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock Appoints Rajat Agrawal as Managing Director in Asian Private Credit Team

    Aug 06, 2018
    Asia Pacific, August 6, 2018 – BlackRock today appointed Rajat Agrawal as Managing Director in the Asian Private Credit team. He will report to Neeraj Seth, Head of Asian Credit.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock appoints Christian Obrist as Head of iShares for Australia

    May 28, 2018
    Australia – 28 May 2018 – BlackRock appoints Christian Obrist as Head of iShares, Australia, effective 1 June 2018. Based in Sydney, Christian will be responsible for the strategy and day-to-day operations of BlackRock’s iShares business in Australia.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Greenwich Associates study: Asian Institutions apply ETFs to expanding range of portfolio functions

    May 02, 2018
    Adoption rate of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Asia continues to rise, rising interest rates and a growing recognition of the versatility of ETFs, according to the third annual Greenwich Associates Asian Exchange-Traded Funds Study, commissioned by BlackRock.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock Elects New Independent Directors

    Mar 15, 2018
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has elected William E. Ford, Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic, Margaret L. “Peggy” Johnson, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft Corporation and Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Aviva plc, to the Company’s Board as independent directors.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock to Acquire Asset Management Business of Citibanamex

    Nov 28, 2017
    BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) and Citibanamex, a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), today announced a definitive agreement for BlackRock to acquire the asset management business of Citibanamex, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • BlackRock Nominates Chuck Robbins to Board of Directors

    Apr 05, 2017
    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today announced that Charles H. “Chuck” Robbins, Chief Executive Officer of Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”), has been nominated to join BlackRock’s Board of Directors.
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  • 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).
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