How to invest with BlackRock

Investing for a new world

At BlackRock, we partner with financial professionals across the United States to ensure they have the proper tools and materials to help you get your financial house in order — offering advice and guidance to assist you in building a financial plan and an investment portfolio suited to your particular goals.


Step 1: If you do not currently have a relationship with a financial professional and want to get started, see below for a list of some national firms with which BlackRock partners. This list is not exhaustive and BlackRock does not endorse or recommend any specific firm. Depending on where you live, there may be other local firms that are better suited to assist you in your investment decisions.

Step 2: Once you have connected with a financial professional, discuss your financial goals and the full spectrum of BlackRock investment solutions best suited to your portfolio. Be sure to read each Fund's prospectus prior to investing.

To open an account directly with BlackRock, continue to Step 3 and Step 4.

Step 3: Select the appropriate account application to open your BlackRock account. If you do not see the form or application you need, please contact us at 800-441-7762.

Step 4: Complete your application, review it with your financial professional, and send your check (made payable to "BlackRock" or "BlackRock Funds") and application to us. Once we establish your account, we will send you a confirmation statement detailing your account number and confirming your investments with us.

When considering your options for investing with BlackRock — either through a financial professional or direct access, it is important for you to consider the benefits associated with each option.


FirmPhone number
Ameriprise 800-257-8740
Fidelity Investments 800-FIDELITY
Merrill Lynch 800-MERRILL
MetLife 800-MET-LIFE
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 800-780-0718
Raymond James 800-248-8863
UBS Find a financial advisor