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Defined Contribution

We are driven by a vision of a better retirement. That's why we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives.
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A leading defined contribution (DC) investment-only provider

As a fiduciary, we're innovating new solutions and we're making them accessible for more and more people. And we take a leadership role in helping to shape the retirement system, so that more and more people can live long, fulling lives with the financial security they deserve. Here's how:

Creating powerful investment tools
We pioneered the target date fund to help people better prepare for retirement without the guesswork of managing market ups and downs.
Designing sustainable futures
We’re creating sustainable options for retirement that can help deliver better risk-adjusted returns and outcomes.
Sharpening plan design
Our technology analyses plan features and connects the decisions made today to help participants better prepare for retirement tomorrow.
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Shaping the system
We use our voice to shape the system so that more people can invest for retirement.

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Leverage modern, compelling participant communication resources that are designed to engage and educate participants to help them get the most out of their retirement plan.
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Meet our team

With regional offices throughout the United States, BlackRock’s dedicated defined contribution team serves as consultative partners to clients as well as thought leaders on industry trends.

Matt Soifer, CFA
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Distribution for US and Canada Defined Contribution
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Jeremy Kish
Manager Director, DC West Coast
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Craig Voelker
Managing Director, DC Midwest
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Kim Klenk Howells
Managing Director, DC East Coast
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Matthew Rauseo
Managing Director, Relationship Manager and Head of Consultant Relations
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Ashwini Apte
Director, Consultant Relations
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Get to know us

  • Retirement is changing, with people living longer and investing in more challenging markets. That’s why many of the world’s largest DC plans trust BlackRock with their participants’ retirement futures. As a global defined contribution investment-only provider, BlackRock provides a breadth of capabilities and depth of knowledge across asset management, plan design, and participant communications.

  • As a BlackRock client, you have access to innovative solutions informed by decades of how participants work, earn, spend, and behave in changing market regimes. As a pioneer in target date, index and data-driven alpha strategies, we continue to evolve to help meet changing client needs through new investment solutions and award-winning participant engagement strategies.

  • Being a BlackRock client means you have access to dedicated partners who can help with everything from seamless product implementation to plan optimization and helping effectively engage participant populations. With 100+ dedicated DC professionals, we act as an extension of your team.

  • BlackRock believes that effective communication is crucial, so it shouldn’t be taken lightly—but it doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming. Your understanding of your organization, paired with our DC plan communications expertise, will allow us to build a strategy that helps motivate your employees to act.

  • Risk management is at the heart of everything we do. Your participants benefit from the power of Aladdin®, BlackRock’s risk analytics, portfolio management and trading platform. Aladdin leverages the collective intelligence of over $15 trillion in assets to help us better understand the exposures and risks across every product and asset class we manage.

  • BlackRock is dedicated to delivering insights that provide greater clarity on optimizing your plan and reaching your objectives. Retirement insights include propriety research, demographic and economic trends, and investment commentary that can help you understand emerging risks and opportunities.