Innovation in reserve management: BlackRock

The US asset manager has made great strides in technology, research and advisory capabilities

Philipp Hildebrand
Philipp Hildebrand, vice-chairman, BlackRock
Photo: Jason Alden

BlackRock made important breakthroughs in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investment in 2019 consolidating its technological, research and advisory capabilities. This allowed official institution clients to adopt these strategies, avoiding reputational risks while preserving returns. In the years ahead, BlackRock has the potential to further reshape the sector as it manages more than $400 billion for central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other official institutions.


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