BlackRock is a US global investment management corporation based in New York City. The company was founded in 1988, initially as a risk management and fixed income institutional asset manager, and has $6.3trn (£4.9trn) in assets under management (as of 30 June 2018).
BlackRock operates globally with 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries. In 2000, it launched its risk management division BlackRock Solutions. Nine years later, it aquired Barclays Global Investors. It also owns the iShares range of ETFs.
A decade on from the investment bank's collapse, James Phillips looks at the crisis' impact on the industry and where schemes are today.
The combined defined benefit (DB) deficit increased by £2.5bn over August to £65.3bn on a section 179 basis, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest update.
Private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes were 96.3% funded on a Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation basis at the end of July, according to the lifeboat fund's monthly index.
This week's top stories included coverage of the Court of Appeal's judgment in the latest instalment of British Airways' five-year battle with its trustees.
Aegon has concluded the final steps of its takeover of BlackRock's defined contribution (DC) platform and administration businesses over two years after announcing the plans.
Rallying growth assets may have enabled defined benefit (DB) schemes to reach fully-funded on a section 179 basis in the first half of May, according to BlackRock.
Investment and law firms have the highest median gender hourly gender pay gaps out of nearly 100 pension-related firms reporting, James Phillips writes.
Low income earners in the majority of master trusts are missing out on tax relief on their retirement savings due to a legislative technicality, according to research.
A Blackrock survey reveals corporate and public sector defined benefit schemes are on increasingly diverging paths. Kim Kaveh explores the data.
A third round of IGC reports show most have lowered charges, but transaction costs remain hard to pin down. Kim Kaveh looks at the key findings.
Over 170 asset managers have rejected an initiative which requires better disclosure of fees UK public pension funds are charged, despite increased regulatory pressure on costs throughout the industry.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes saw a £21.1bn growth in their funding shortfall last month as both gilt yields and equities suffered falls, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Five executive changes have been made at Aegon to reflect its shift from a traditional life company to an intermediated, digital platform business.
The PPF 7800 deficit was slashed in half last month as gilt yields rose. Victoria Ticha asks if this is the start of a longer trend
An analysis of IGC annual reports finds some lacking in information on value for money, costs and charges, and investment performance. James Phillips explores the findings
The combined defined benefit (DB) deficit decreased by £52.8bn over January to £51.0bn on a section 179 basis, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF's) latest update.
Asset managers including JPMorgan Asset Management (JPMAM), BlackRock and Standard Life have backed an initiative set up by the 30% Club to push for a third of FTSE companies to have women on their boards.
Fund groups have been criticised as newly disclosed transaction costs under MiFID II show the actual cost of ownership of some of the UK's most popular funds is as high as 85% above previously disclosed OCFs.
The London Borough of Southwark Pension Fund has invested in BlackRock's newly-launched tax transparent fund that reduces carbon exposure in equities, PP has learned.
Schroders has become one of the largest asset managers to sign up to the Local Government Pension Scheme's (LGPS) code of transparency.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes have hit their best funding position since April 2014, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Here they are - the winners of the Professional Pensions Investment Awards (PPIA) 2017.
Mandatory rates rather than minimum rates could substantially benefit members, but it may be too challenging to implement them now, writes Kim Kaveh.
The aggregate deficit of the UK's defined benefit (DB) schemes fell by £8.2bn over October, with 49 schemes moving into surplus, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).