Mr. Laurence D. Fink is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackRock Capital Management, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackRock Advisors LLC, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackRock, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackRock Fund Advisors, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackRock Investment Management LLC, Co-Chairman at NYU Hospitals Center and Co-Chairman at NYU Langone Medical Center.
He is on the Board of Directors at BlackRock CoRI Funds, Robin Hood Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations, Inc., The Financial Services Roundtable, The Nature Conservancy, Inc., The Partnership for New York City, New York University and The Museum of Modern Art.
He also leads the BlackRock Capital Management's Global Executive Committee. Mr. Fink and seven partners founded BlackRock in 1988. Under his leadership, the firm has grown into a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. Today, the firm is trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm in the world.
Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Fink was a member of the Management Committee and a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation. During his tenure at First Boston, he was co-head of the Taxable Fixed Income Division, which was responsible for trading and distribution of all government, mortgage and corporate securities.
Mr. Fink earned an M.B.A. degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976 and a B.A. degree in political science from UCLA in 1974.