Pensions at BlackRock

Public pensions

We understand the challenges that public pensions face. With interest rates down and market volatility up, many plans are struggling to achieve their long-term target rates of return while maintaining sufficient liquidity to meet annual outflows. To help, we offer a full range of investment strategies across public and private markets.

How we partner with public pensions to help them reach their goals

Re-thinking portfolio construction
Re-thinking portfolio construction
Public plans may be able to enhance both returns and resiliency by broadening the investment opportunity set in their strategic asset allocations.
Blending strategic and tactical asset allocation
Blending strategic and tactical asset allocation
Plans that pursue tactical allocation opportunities may be able to complement the sources of return and resilience that drive their strategic allocations.
Optimizing risk and return in private markets
Optimizing risk and return in private markets
As public pensions increase their exposure to private markets, it is critical to ensure that portfolios are effectively diversified across strategies.

Learn more about how BlackRock partners with public pensions

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Investment strategies designed to help public pensions achieve their objectives

Our dedicated public pensions team leverages the depth and breadth of BlackRock to deliver investment solutions that are aligned with plan priorities. From re-thinking portfolio construction to blending strategic and tactical allocation to optimizing risk and return in private markets, our public pension clients use BlackRock’s full spectrum of public and private markets strategies to help reach their goals.

BlackRock’s latest insights for public pensions

Meet our public pensions team

With regional offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, BlackRock’s dedicated public pensions team serves as a central point of contact for investment and risk management.

Douglas McNeeley
Head of the Strategic Client Coverage Group
+1 (212) 810-3298,
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Andrea Picard
Head of US and Canada Pensions East
+1 (212) 810-3213,
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Joe Hernandez
Head of US and Canada Pensions Central/West
+1 (312) 407-9985,
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Jason Fisher
Head of U.S. Middle Market Pensions
+1 (212) 810-3088,
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Common questions from public pensions

  • BlackRock is a fiduciary to public pension clients. Our team offers institutionally scaled investment services that range from single mandates to multi-asset solutions, tailored portfolio analytics leveraging Aladdin technology, and market insights provided through research reports and investment forums.

  • Yes, the BlackRock Educational Academy was launched in 2013 with the objective of facilitating the training needs of BlackRock’s institutional clients. Contact us to learn about the BlackRock Educational Academy.

  • We offer a variety of events – including calls, workshops, forums and conferences – that allow public pension professionals to engage in debate around topical issues and to make better informed investment decisions. Contact us to learn about events for public pensions.

  • BlackRock’s scale is its key competitive advantage - it allows access to a plethora of information and insights that enable unrivaled risk management. Our Aladdin platform combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools to power informed decision-making and effective risk management.

  • We have a comprehensive, $215B alternatives platform that seeks to deliver outperformance with true partnership.  We offer public pension clients access to high-quality opportunities across real estate, infrastructure, private equity, credithedge funds and multi-alternative solutions. Global reach across private and public markets powers our sourcing, and industry-leading technology delivers improved transparency on investments.

  • Our purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. In pursuit of this, we have embedded a focus on long-term sustainability across the entirety of our business. From integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into our investment processes to creating positive social impact by serving communities throughout the US and Canada, we are dedicated to helping clients, employees, shareholders and communities achieve long-term, financial well-being.

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