Investing in private equity since 1999, BlackRock is currently the largest asset manager in the world, with a total AUM of USD 7.8 trillion. Its staff of more than 16,000 speaks 82 languages and caters to 38 countries, helping it address the needs of a multilingual and geographically diverse client base. The BlackRock private equity team manages USD 21 billion of assets in sectors such as consumer and retail, healthcare, industrial goods, and technology-media-telecom.
BlackRock serves as a global investment manager and fiduciary to its clients, providing financial technology and solutions to plan for their critical goals. The client base comprises individuals and families, financial advisors, educational and nonprofit organizations, pension plans, insurance companies, and governments. Also, through the BlackRock Foundation, the company is working to provide greater financial security for low-income groups who are vulnerable to climate change and facing barriers to economic participation.