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  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 Reports Full Year 2020 Diluted EPS of $31.85, or $33.82 as adjusted Fourth Quarter 2020 Diluted EPS of $10.02, or $10.18 as adjusted

    Jan 14, 2021
    New York, January 14, 2021 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020.
  • BlackRock Long Term Private Capital Raises $3.44 Billion

    Jan 04, 2021
    NEW YORK – January 4, 2021 – BlackRock Long Term Private Capital (LTPC) today announced that it has closed on its initial offering period with $3.44 billion raised. More than 30 limited partners, including leading public and private pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices from around the globe have committed to the fund.
  • BlackRock Survey Shows Acceleration of Sustainable Investing

    Dec 03, 2020
    December 3, 2020 – NEW YORK – Global health and economic challenges this year have not slowed investor demand and outlook for sustainable investing, according to BlackRock’s Global Client Sustainable Investing Survey. In fact, investors plan to double their allocations to sustainable products over the next five years, and 20% said that the pandemic would actually accelerate their sustainable investing allocations.
  • 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 Appoints Celia Yan to Join Asian Private Credit Leadership Team

    Nov 16, 2020
    ASIA PACIFIC, November 16, 2020 – BlackRock has appointed Celia Yan to the newly-created post of Head of China for the firm’s Asian Private Credit team.
  • 2020 vision: a new BlackRock report shows how an unprecedented year is creating lasting change for insurers

    Oct 23, 2020
    21st October 2020, LONDON – Global senior insurance executives expect to see a significant shift in the industry as a result of a year that has seen them navigating uncharted waters, according to new BlackRock research.
  • BlackRock Reports Third Quarter 2020 Diluted EPS of $8.87, or $9.22 as adjusted

    Oct 13, 2020
    New York, October 13, 2020 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020.
  • iShares Leverages the Full Breadth of BlackRock’s Investment Platform to Expand Megatrend ETF Line-Up

    Oct 01, 2020
    The structural shifts influencing the future of the global economy and society have accelerated in 2020, leading to increased investor demand for strategies that go beyond traditional sector, market capitalization and geographic classifications.
  • 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 Attracts Thousands to Event Focused on Institutional Investors

    Aug 18, 2020
    To help investors find their way through a host of new challenges in 2020, BlackRock convened The BlackRock Future Forum, an innovative virtual conference featuring dozens of distinguished experts and their visions for a better future.
  • BlackRock Reports Second Quarter 2020 Diluted EPS of $7.85

    Jul 17, 2020
    New York, July 17, 2020 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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).