Our Clients

Since our founding, we have completed over 500 assignments for more than 280 unique clients in 37 countries.

Our professionals work out of all three BlackRock regions (Americas, EMEA, APAC), allowing Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) to serve clients in all locations and time zones and respond to urgent needs as they arise. For assignments demanding cross-disciplinary expertise, we unite professionals from multiple offices to deliver the most effective team for any client situation. FMA provides advisory services from behind an informational barrier, separating it from the firm’s traditional portfolio management activities. This creates a conflict-avoidant environment that further serves to protect client data and proprietary information.

Assisting governments and Official Institutions, both in time of market stability and during crises, is core to our purpose. In 2008, as governments, financial institutions, and central banks confronted the financial crisis, they faced a set of unprecedented challenges. They sought an impartial expert with the expertise and technology to help address some of their most difficult and challenging problems, from analyzing and unwinding complex asset portfolios to helping reassess central bank balance sheets. To meet that need, BlackRock established Financial Markets Advisory as a separate and independent business.

FMA brings a unique combination of capabilities to bear in support of official sector clients based on:

  • Relevant experience supporting official institutions with large scale financial stability initiatives;
  • Our fiduciary model that precludes us from proprietary trading;
  • Our deep capital markets expertise across all market sectors;
  • Over 30 years of demonstrated risk management and reporting expertise
  • Extensive analytical infrastructure to model, value and price securities; and
  • Our experienced team that leverages Aladdin’s analytics to evaluate and analyze existing and new instruments to provide customized solutions to our clients while ensuring the highest level of confidentiality

The FMA team has an established track record advising official institutions and governments on large scale risk assessments, restructurings, stress-testing, asset sales and state aid transactions. These assignments arose from the globally coordinated effort to promote financial stability, advising on over $20 trillion in loans, securities and derivatives exposures and conducting stress-testing on systemically important financial institutions and entire domestic banking systems.

Since its inception in 2008 serving governments and official institutions, Financial Markets Advisory has grown to work with over 280 unique clients, including many private sector financial institutions, in 37 countries and across a range of services.

  • Banks
  • Financial Market Utilities, including Central Clearing Counterparties
  • Insurance Companies
  • Non-bank Financial Institutions
  • Asset Managers
  • Wealth Management and Brokerage Firms
  • Corporations
  • Private Investment Firms
  • Investment Banking and Advisory Firms

Our Client Engagements

Many of our engagements arise from client needs driven by a wide range of inter-connected factors including:

  • Complexity of strategic, financial and risk management initiatives
  • Rapid rate of regulatory change and implementation challenges
  • Expanding size of data and accelerated utilization of new technologies
  • Demand for increased transparency
  • Volatility in capital markets and related challenges of enterprise risk management