BlackRock’s story is about new ideas, innovative thinking and growth through collaboration.
In 1988, our founders set out to create a better asset management firm—one that was purpose-driven, focused on clients and risk management, and driven by data and technology. Our breakthrough Aladdin® platform unified trading, risk management and reporting onto one system connecting the information, people and technology needed to manage money.
Over the years, we’ve evolved from an eight-person start up into a global company who’s trusted to manage more assets (*) than to any other investment manager. We’ve always been laser focused on delivering long-term value for our clients and our shareholders.
And because we’ve purposefully invested in developing our platform, our technology and our people for more than 30 years, we have the capabilities to create better portfolios that help more and more people experience financial well-being and, ultimately, better futures.
(*) Source: BlackRock. Based on $7.43 trillion in AUM as of December 31, 2020.
Culture inspires employees to go above and beyond their responsibilities every day, to solve the most difficult problems, and to join together as One BlackRock to help people invest for retirement and achieve their most important financial goals.
Our journey to today
What we stand for
BlackRock’s long-term success depends on our ability to fulfill our mission of creating better financial futures for our clients. As we pursue that mission, we are guided by our culture and a set of principles that ensure we never forget what we stand for – to help more and more people experience financial well-being. That is our ultimate purpose.
We seek to hire people who believe in this pursuit and our values, known as the BlackRock Principles:
We are a fiduciary to our clients
We are passionate about performance
We are One BlackRock
We are innovators
Put simply, our mission is what we do. Our principles describe how we work and our purpose explains the reason we exist. Our dedication to this cause is what drives our long-term strategy and the evolution of our business. It’s also what inspires our employees and helps deepen relationships with our clients.
We are building a culture where people can thrive. Where every voice can contribute and help drive innovation and performance.
Our culture is highly collaborative and entrepreneurial. We work in a fast-paced, sometimes intense, environment that encourages – and allows – us to challenge ourselves and one another. We look for opportunities to learn and develop great teams and leaders.
We want people to take ownership of their work and create sound financial futures for themselves and their families, as well as give back to their local communities and society at large. All while never forgetting our purpose as a company and always striving to help our clients meet their goals.