BlackRock, Inc. (BlackRock), incorporated on February 13, 2006, is an investment management firm. The Company provides investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients across the world. Its product offerings include single- and multi-asset class portfolios investing in equities, fixed income, alternatives and money market instruments. Products are offered directly and through intermediaries in a variety of vehicles, including open-end and closed-end mutual funds, iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs), separate accounts, collective investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles. The Company also offers its BlackRock Solutions investment and risk management technology platform, Aladdin, risk analytics and advisory services and solutions. It has $4.65 trillion of assets under management at December 31, 2014.
BlackRock Investments, LLC and BlackRock Execution Services, wholly owned subsidiaries of BlackRock, operate as broker-dealers. The Company serves institutional and retail clients, including tax-exempt institutions, such as defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, charities, foundations and endowments; official institutions, such as central banks, sovereign wealth funds, supranationals and other government entities, and taxable institutions, including insurance companies, financial institutions, corporations and third-party fund sponsors, and retail investors.1
BlackRock was included in the Dirty Profits 4 report, details of the financial ties to selected controversial companies can be found within the report and detailed data tables from the research period 2013-2015 can be downloaded here.
BlackRock Germany was included in the Dirty Profits 2 report and detailed information as to its financial ties with controversial companies at the time of publication (November 2013), is available to download here.
 BlackRock (2013): Über BlackRock, online available at: http://www.blackrockinvestments.de/finanzberater-und-banken/about-us/ueber-blackrock (accessed 19.11.2013).
- http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=BLK.N [↩]