BlackRock. Investing for a new world.
Unlock Opportunity, Uncover Risk
In a world that is shifting and changing faster than ever before, investors who want answers that unlock opportunity and uncover risk entrust their assets to BlackRock. As an independent, global investment manager, BlackRock has no greater responsibility than to its clients.
It's why many of the world's largest pension funds and insurance companies trust BlackRock to understand their unique objectives and why financial advisors and individual end investors partner with BlackRock to help them build the more dynamic, diverse portfolios these times require.
Built for These Times
BlackRock has built its offering around its clients' greatest needs: providing breadth of capabilities - and depth of knowledge – across active and passive strategies, including iShares® ETFs. This is combined with a singular focus on delivering strong, consistent performance and an ability to look across asset classes, geographies and investment strategies to find the right solutions.
With deep roots in every region across the globe, some 100 investment teams in 30 countries share their best thinking to gain the insights that can change outcomes. And, with a passion to understand risk in all its forms, BlackRock's 1,000+ risk professionals dig deep to find the numbers behind the numbers and bring clarity to the most daunting financial challenges. That shapes and strengthens the investment decisions that BlackRock - and its clients - are making to deliver better, more consistent returns through time.
BlackRock is a truly global firm that combines the benefits of worldwide reach with local service and relationships. We manage assets for clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. The firm employs more than 11,200 talented professionals and maintains offices in 30 countries around the world. Our client base includes corporate, public, union and industry pension plans; governments; insurance companies; third-party mutual funds; endowments; foundations; charities; corporations; official institutions; sovereign wealth funds; banks; financial professionals; and individuals worldwide.
As of September 30, 2013, BlackRock's assets under management total US$4.096 trillion across equity, fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, real estate and advisory strategies. Through BlackRock Solutions® — the natural evolution of our long-standing investment in developing sophisticated and highly integrated systems — we offer risk management, strategic advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of clients with portfolios totaling approximately US$12 trillion.