is the world's largest and most prominent asset manager
. BlackRock is headquartered in New York City
and is the leading provider of investment, advisory, and risk management solutions. The company acquired Barclays Global Investors
in December 2009 under BlackRock, making BlackRock the largest money manager
in the world.
Founded in 1988, initially offering fixed income products, BlackRock has become a financial powerhouse while remaining out of the public eye. According to Ralph Schlosstein, CEO of Evercore Partners
, a NY-based investment bank: “BlackRock today is one of, if not the, most influential financial institutions in the world.”
BlackRock serves clients in 60 countries, maintaining a major presence in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. It has offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Princeton, Wilmington, London, Zurich, Paris, Frankfurt, São Paulo, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Sydney, Dubai, and various other cities. BlackRock has approximately 9,300 employees, including more than 700 investment professionals worldwide.
In 1988, Laurence Fink
or as he is called, Larry Fink
and Robert S. Kapito
left First Boston
to found a... Read More