Variable Insurance Funds
& Resources

Tailored solutions for our insurance partners

BlackRock’s commitment

BlackRock offers retail insurance providers and sub-advised clients access to exceptional investment solutions designed specifically for insured retirement income, sophisticated risk and portfolio analytic tools and a distinguished distribution team.

Comprehensive and adaptable investments
Comprehensive and adaptable investments
BlackRock designs subaccounts that seek to maximize value to both policyholders and insurance company constituents. With investment capabilities across the full spectrum, we are able to provide appropriate investment solutions specifically for insured retirement.
Comprehensive and adaptable investments
Comprehensive and adaptable investments Comprehensive and adaptable investments
BlackRock designs subaccounts that seek to maximize value to both policyholders and insurance company constituents. With investment capabilities across the full spectrum, we are able to provide appropriate investment solutions specifically for insured retirement.

Multi-asset strategies

Dynamic strategies that tactically allocate beyond traditional asset class boundaries and time horizons.

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Scientific active equity

Big Data, Big Alpha employing proprietary techniques to exploit fundamental insights in a disciplined and systematic way.

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Factor investing

The opportunity has never been greater to target investment outcomes by using smart beta strategies.

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Sophisticated Risk & Portfolio Solutions
Sophisticated risk & portfolio solutions
We draw on the resources of the world’s largest fiduciary investment manager and are powered by Aladdin, one of the most sophisticated analytics and risk-management platforms in the industry.
Sophisticated Risk & Portfolio Solutions
Sophisticated risk & portfolio solutions Sophisticated Risk & Portfolio Solutions
We draw on the resources of the world’s largest fiduciary investment manager and are powered by Aladdin, one of the most sophisticated analytics and risk-management platforms in the industry.

Research and economic views

2017 Global Investment Outlook

2017 Global Investment Outlook

BlackRock’s 2017 outlook aims to capture the key themes that will shape the markets and help you navigate your journey.

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Weekly Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary

A concise weekly commentary by Richard Turnill, BlackRock’s Global Chief Investment Strategist

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Monthly Fixed Income Outlook

Monthly Fixed Income Outlook

Monthly views on the global fixed income markets and sectors

 

 

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BII Insights

BII Insights

Showcase our thought leadership in investing, risk management, portfolio construction and
trading solutions.

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BlackRock Blog

BlackRock Blog

Perspectives from our experts on global markets, retirement, ETFs and other investment strategies.

 

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iRetire® iRetire
iRetire technology helps close client’s retirement income gap, and show practical applications for advisor discussions with clients. The next generation of iRetire is a module that helps advisors manage assets through retirement decumulation.

Retirement tools and insights

BlackRock Retirement Institute

BlackRock Retirement Institute

BlackRock’s flagship thought leadership platform.

 

 

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Conversation
Starters

Conversation Starters

Address your clients' most pressing concerns through our library of retirement charts and talking points.

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Social Security benefits estimator

Social Security benefits estimator

Tool to help your clients maximize their social security retirement benefits.

 

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BlackRock combines a deep understanding of the sub-advisory and insurance space, with proven abilities to operate within a strict regulatory framework. In addition to one of the largest retail sales forces in the industry with 270+ Investment Management Consultants facing off daily with Financial Advisors, BlackRock has nine dedicated variable annuity IMCs available for field and desk support.

Scott Bowers

National Sales Director

PA, DE, NJ, MD

302-388-9654

scott.bowers@blackrock.com

Chad Bartholomew, CAIA

AR, IA, KS, LA, MO, ND
NE, OK, SD, TX

609-751-4393

chad.bartholomew@blackrock.com

Patrick Creegan, CIMA

AL, FL, GA, MS, NC,
SC, TN, VA

609-664-7344

patrick.creegan@blackrock.com

Matthew Simpson

CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

312-860-8568

matthew.simpson@blackrock.com

Matt Klasnick

AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT,
NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

303-518-6108

matt.klasnick@blackrock.com

AJ Brack

IL, IN, KY, MI, MH, OH, WI

609-282-4729

aj.brack@blackrock.com

Retail FIG iShares Specialist

Internal business partner

Our mission is to offer best-in-class service to insurance partners. BlackRock’s senior relationship managers are responsible for understanding our clients and aligning their needs with comprehensive options.

Michael Ferraro

Co-Director, Head of North America Retail Financial Institutions Group

212-810-3188

michael.ferraro@blackrock.com

Ben Woloshin

Co-Director, Head of North America Retail Finance Institutions Group

212-810-5859

benjamin.woloshine@blackrock.com

Paul Lucas

Director, Relationship Manager North America Retail Financial Institutions Group

609-282-4188

paul.lucas@blackrock.com

Kerrianne Berneck

Director, Relationship Manager North America Retail Financial Institutions Group

609-282-5404

kerrianne.berneck@blackrock.com

Tom Hobson, CFA

Director, Relationship Manager North America Retail Financial Institutions Group

609-282-3897

thomas.hobson@blackrock.com