It is headquartered at New York and was established in the year 1988. BlackRock has its offices located in 19 countries of the world. The firm believes to add value to the client portfolios by sophisticated financial analytical tools and disciplined investment processes.
BlackRock Inc. serves both the retail clients and institutional clients across the world. BlackRock Solutions is a business segment of the firm that is committed to offer advisory services and risk management services to the clients. The firm is efficient to provide services on capital markets coupled with technology and proprietarily-developed systems. BlackRock also offers enterprise investment services and risk management services to the portfolios.
The clients of BlackRock are based in all over the world, such as North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. BlackRock is independent in its operations, governance and ownership. The stake of Merrill Lynch in terms of equity is approximately 49% while PNC Financial Services Group’s stake is 34%. The remaining 17% is held by the public and BlackRock employees.
The financial products offered by BlackRock Inc. to the individual investors are the following:
Defined Contribution Plans
The individual investors can have information on performance and pricing of mutual funds, closed-end funds, money market funds and managed accounts from the official website of the firm. BlackRock offers market insight information to the individual investors. The individuals can have investment commentary, special reports, product commentary, bond market news and quarterly fact sheets.
The shareholders can access their BlackRock accounts anytime through online account access. This system is sophisticated and technology friendly. It allows the users to perform a number of tasks online like purchase shares, view portfolio summary and register for eDelivery service. The individuals can also have tax information, statement information and fill up forms and application through this service.
The clients of BlackRock Inc. for which it offers the institutional quality products are the following:
Foundations & Endowments
Family Office/Wealth Management
The investment strategies taken by BlackRock are the following:
Private Equity & Debt
Last Updated on : 27th June 2013