Official institutions

Official Institutions

The Official Institutions Group (OIG) partners with central banks, sovereign wealth funds, finance ministries, future generation funds and multi-lateral organizations, offering the gamut of customized solutions and global investment management, risk management and advisory services.

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.


BlackRock’s latest insights for official institution investors

Why official institutions partner with BlackRock

Our global specialized account managers build long-term, strategic relationships with official institutions.
Consultative approach
Consultative approach
We provide a complete range of advice and capital market expertise.
We understand our clients’ special concerns and are a fiduciary to them.

Learn more about how official institutions partner with BlackRock

Common questions from official institution investors

  • BlackRock’s scale is its key competitive advantage - it allows access to a plethora of information and insights that enables 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.


    In addition to Aladdin, our Risk and Quantitative Analysis group partners with portfolio managers to ensure risk taking is deliberate, diversified and scaled by providing an independent and trusted perspective.

  • As of 31 December 2020, the Official Institutions Group has $579bn in assets under management (AUM) on behalf of 109 clients globally. This includes:

    • 45 Central Banks
    • 19 National Pension Funds
    • 22 Sovereign Wealth Funds
    • 9 Multilateral Development Banks
    • 14 Ministries and Agencies

    In addition to invested assets, our Financial Markets Advisory team has completed 117 assignments on behalf of Official Institutions since 2013.

  • BlackRock is strongly committed to assisting official institutions to achieve a higher level of understanding and proficiency with respect to various parts of the capital markets, asset allocation, portfolio management, risk management, and investment technology.

    BlackRock prides itself as a trusted advisor and strategic partner to our clients; sharing best ideas, resources and processes are an essential part of this partnership. The key to our success as a strategic partner is our ability to deliver a value proposition that is relevant and advantageous to our clients’ respective missions.  Knowledge transfer is at the core of this value proposition. 

    As the investment landscape became more challenging, our clients sought ever greater expertise from BlackRock to help navigate through the unprecedented environment; as such we continue to enhance and expand our existing program, with an aim to provide holistic training that exceeds our clients’ needs. Since 2013, BlackRock has offered the BlackRock Educational Academy (“BEA”) to institutional clients and prospective clients. This program offers best-in-class knowledge transfer experiences with diverse and innovative learning opportunities. This highly customised program, which consists of eight week-long educational modules defined by asset classes and strategies, covers a comprehensive range of professional investment and risk management topics.

    Contact us to learn more about the BlackRock Educational Academy.

  • BlackRock’s Official Institution business is distinguished as the industry’s leading partner for sovereign institutions worldwide.

    In 2020 and 2019, BlackRock was awarded the Innovation in Reserve Management award by Central Banking Publications, in recognition of our achievements in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments and continued efforts breaking new barriers in this field. Central Banking Publications highlighted several examples supporting our award across Technology, Research, Advisory, Investment Solutions and Implementation.

    Additional accolades from Central Banking Publication have included Asset Manager of the Year in 2018, 2015 and 2014; our BlackRock Solutions business was chosen as Consultancy and Advisory Service Provider of the Year in 2016.

BlackRock Educational Academy

The BlackRock Educational Academy (BEA) is a formal training program for our strategic partner clients. The aim of the BEA is to provide holistic, multi-disciplinary training programs tailored to our client’s needs to tackle the unique challenges faced by today’s investment community.

Since 2020, we have a hybrid programming calendar with a variety of in-person events, the accessibility of all events being available virtually as well as available on-demand. Please click here to register and learn more about our upcoming events.

*Please note BlackRock Educational Academy content is only available in designated domiciles. Please click here to verify that BEA is available in your location.