Variable Insurance Funds & Resources

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.

 


Our research

Decumulation challenges and potential solutions

Decumulation challenges and potential solutions

Helping build a pathway towards retirement spending
and income confidence

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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
Multi-asset strategies
Multi-asset strategies
Dynamic strategies that tactically allocate beyond traditional asset class boundaries and time horizons.
Systematic active equity
Systematic active equity
Big Data, Big Alpha employing proprietary techniques to exploit fundamental insights in a disciplined and systematic way.
Factor investing
Factor investing
The opportunity has never been greater to target investment outcomes by using smart beta strategies.

Research and economic views

2019 Global Investment Outlook
2019 Global Investment Outlook
BlackRock’s 2019 outlook aims to capture the key themes that will shape the markets and help you navigate your journey.
Weekly Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary
Read our views for the week ahead from the BlackRock Investment Institute.
Monthly Fixed Income Outlook
Monthly Fixed Income Outlook
Monthly views on the global fixed income markets and sectors
BII Insights
BII Insights
Showcase our thought leadership in investing, risk management, portfolio construction and trading solutions.
BlackRock Blog
BlackRock Blog
Perspectives from our experts on global markets, retirement, ETFs and other investment strategies.
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.
iRetire

Retirement tools and insights

BlackRock Retirement Institute
BlackRock Retirement Institute
BlackRock’s flagship thought leadership platform.
Conversation Starters
Conversation Starters
Address your clients' most pressing concerns through our library of retirement charts and talking points.
Social Security benefits estimator
Social Security benefits estimator
Tool to help your clients maximize their social security retirement benefits.

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 five dedicated variable annuity Market Leaders available for field and desk support.

 

Scott Bowers
National Sales Director
302-388-9654
scott.bowers@blackrock.com
Amira Jibrine
AR, IA, KS, LA, MO,
ND, NE, OK, SD, TX
609-454-7173
amira.jibrine@blackrock.com
AJ Brack
IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WI, WV, MN
609-282-4729
aj.brack@blackrock.com
Patrick Creegan, CIMA
AL, FL, GA, MS, NC,
SC, TN, VA
609-664-7344
patrick.creegan@blackrock.com
Sarah Garrity
AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID,
MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
720-391-6920
sarah.garrity@blackrock.com
Ryan Haezebrouck
PA, DE, NJ, MD, CT, MA,
ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

631-241-2072
ryan.haezebrouck@blackrock.com

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
Head of Retirement Insurance
212-810-3188
michael.ferraro@blackrock.com
Chad Bartholomew, CAIA
Relationship Manager
Retirement Insurance
609-751-4393
chad.bartholomew@blackrock.com
Victoria Choi
Relationship Manager
Retirement Insurance
212-810-8118
victoria.choi@blackrock.com
Melissa Buccilli
Relationship Manager
Retirement Insurance
646-231-0470
Melissa.buccilli@blackrock.com