BlackRock

BlackRock

BlackRock is an u.s.-headquartered multinational investment management corporation founded in 1988 by Laurence D. Fink.

BlackRock is an investment bank in New York that focuses on financial security, financial mobility, and financial services. Founded 1988 in New York, United States by Sue Wagner, it invests in debt, early stage ventures, late stage ventures, post-IPO, private equity, seed, series A, non-equity assistance, and pre-seed rounds. Its portfolio companies include New Fortress Energy, Drip Capital, and PointCheckout. As of April 2020, BlackRock has made 74 investments. Their most recent investment was on March23, 2020, when iCapital Network raised $146M. BlackRock has had 25 exits, the most notable of which include Dropbox, Uber, and Funding Circle.

Timeline

October 1, 2019

Paul Booth leaves BlackRock.

1988

Founded

People

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Frank Cooper

Chief Marketing Officer

Geraldine Buckingham

Senior Managing Director and Chairman

Laurence D. Fink

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Rob L. Goldstein

Chief Operating Officer & Global Head of BlackRock Solutions

Robert S. Kapito

President

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Kelly Greenwood
August 7, 2020
Harvard Business Review
Nearly 42% of employees report a decline in mental health since the pandemic began.
Simon Jessop
June 15, 2020
U.S.
The world's biggest asset manager BlackRock has pumped about 16 billion euros ($18 billion) into 810 European companies since the end of January, more than half of them in distress due to the coronavirus pandemic, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Ingrid Lunden
June 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Online payments are often synonymous with card payments, but today a startup that's built a profitable alternative, based around making and taking payments by way of a bank transfer, is announcing a round of funding amid a surge of growth. Trustly, a startup from Sweden that has built a platform to make it as easy [...]
Omar Faridi
June 3, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) says COVID-19 is accelerating digital technology adoption, benfitting BigTech while SMEs struggle.
Reuters Editorial
April 16, 2020
U.S.
Man GLG, the discretionary investment arm of asset manager Man Group , has hired Andrew Swan from rival BlackRock to lead its Asia ex-Japan equities business, it said on Thursday.
Carolyn Cohn
April 2, 2020
U.S.
Investment managers BlackRock and Schroders have suspended trading in UK real estate funds aimed at institutional investors, citing difficulty in getting an accurate price for their assets.
Reuters Editorial
April 2, 2020
U.S.
Investment managers BlackRock and Schroders said they have suspended trading in UK real estate funds aimed at institutional investors, citing difficulty in getting an accurate price for their assets.
Reuters Editorial
March 27, 2020
U.S.
The New York Federal Reserve released the fee structure and terms for its agreement to hire the asset management firm BlackRock to guide some of the central bank's massive bond buying operations.
Mihir S Sharma
March 25, 2020
@bsindia
Its possible you want to escape the reality of whats happening to the world - countrywide shutdowns, worry and concern, divided politicians
Reuters Editorial
March 20, 2020
IN
Blackrock, the world's largest asset manager, will freeze global hiring for "a few weeks," a source familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity.
March 4, 2020
WebWire
Bloomberg is pleased to launch the Hong Kong chapter of its Bloomberg Women's Buy-side Network ("BWBN"), the latest addition to an expanding buyside community that started in Singapore and expanded to India. The Hong Kong chapter will convene a community of senior and middle level female buyside professionals, and will serve as a platform for industry players to discuss future investment trends and inspire the next generation of buyside professionals through student outreach and engag...
Reuters Editorial
February 19, 2020
IN
BlackRock , the world's biggest asset manager, has appointed two executives to oversee Continental Europe for the first time as part of its efforts to expand in the region, a memo to staff on Wednesday seen by Reuters showed.
Liz Alderman
February 14, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Suspicions that the Wall Street giant sought to influence President Macron's overhaul of the nation's pension system have made the company a target of protesters.
Michael J. de la Merced
February 12, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Mr. Murdoch, now divorced from the day-to-day operations of News Corp, plans to announce investments in sustainable packaging and a venture organized by BlackRock.
Reuters Editorial
February 10, 2020
U.S.
Dozens of climate activists invaded U.S. asset manager BlackRock's office in central Paris on Monday, calling for the fund to pull out of fossil fuel investments.
February 4, 2020
WebWire
Greenpeace Germany supporters protested at global investment firm BlackRock's German headquarters, to tell them to stop investing in coal and financing climate change as the majority shareholder of Siemens - a telecommunications provider for the Adani coal mine in Australia.[1] Just days before the Siemens annual general meeting in Munich, 25 activists hoisted banners on cranes in front of BlackRock's German office, saying: "BlackRock: Your assets are on fire!" Greenpeace Germany is calli...
January 24, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The bank said that it would only work on an I.P.O. if the client had at least one "diverse" board candidate, an attempt to increase women and minority directors.
David Gelles and Somini Sengupta
January 23, 2020
www.nytimes.com
In Davos, business leaders were newly vocal about the risks of climate change, though they gave few details about how they would reform their business practices.
Reuters Editorial
January 22, 2020
U.S.
BlackRock Inc has built a 5.12% stake in Toshiba Machine <6104.T>, a former Toshiba Corp <6502.T> subsidiary that has been targeted by Japan&#039;s most prominent activist investor, according to a regulatory filing by the U.S. asset manager.
Mark R. Kramer
January 20, 2020
Harvard Business Review
Companies need to update the way they talk about their ESG efforts.
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