Bringing BlackRock to Australia

BlackRock is committed to becoming the most respected investment and risk manager in the Australian market. We are an integrated asset management business with locally based investment, risk management, and client service functions. Three Australian offices – Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – accommodate approximately 160 staff, including a 15 strong team dedicated to institutional clients. At June 30, 2017, the Australian business had funds under management of AUD$85.9 billion.

The institutional team supports clients from superannuation, sovereign wealth and other government funds, multi managers, insurance firms, consultants, endowments, charities, family offices and international private banks.

Products and services

We work with clients to provide investment solutions to meet their challenges.  These can include managed funds, ETFs and bespoke mandates whether asset class specific or across portfolios. Strategies include equities, fixed income, alternatives and multi-asset, as well as currency overlays, trading and liquidity.

Investment and risk management services are available to clients through BlackRock Solutions who can advise clients and  provide access to Aladdin, BlackRock’s proprietary investment technology. This fully integrated enterprise investment management technology platform combines risk analytics with portfolio management, trading and operations tools to support a consistent, efficient and controlled investment process.

Research and insights

Underpinning our investment management and also providing insights for clients is BlackRock’s market leading and acclaimed research team at the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII). BII leverages BlackRock's global expertise in markets, asset classes, and client segments. Its goal is to gather and disseminate insights that make the firm’s 1600 investment professionals better portfolio managers and deliver superior investment results for clients. Regular reports are produced on the global investment outlook, sovereign risk and ETP flows, as well as ad hoc reports and calls on topical issues.

Our focus is to bring the best of BlackRock’s global resources to our clients and to contribute to better outcomes over the longer term.

About BlackRock

BlackRock provides investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. Beginning with its founding in 1988 by eight people who believed they could build a better asset management firm, BlackRock is about a commitment to putting clients first, innovative and clear thinking, passion for performance, understanding and managing risk and collaboration. Five of the firm’s founders are still actively involved with BlackRock, and their ethos underpins the firm and the 13,000 employees today. We take pride in being a  fiduciary and work only for our clients, managing US$5.7 trillion1 on their behalf. The majority of assets are from institutional clients (US$2.9 trillion), followed by iShares (US$1 trillion) with the balance from our retail clients.

The firm has a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Not only are there some 120 investment teams in 30 countries who connect daily to share their best thinking, but there are dedicated sales teams across the globe to serve the firm’s worldwide clients.

1 Based on $5.7 trillion in AUM as of 6/30/17.

BlackRock refers to the BlackRock Group’s capability, unless otherwise indicated.

Company Overview

BlackRock Overview

BlackRock is one of the world’s leading asset management firms and a premier provider of investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and retail clients worldwide.