21 06, 2019

BlackRock adopts building trade group’s responsible contractor policy

2019-06-21T15:40:22-08:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Corporate Governance|Tags: , |

Efforts to connect building trades pension fund assets and union jobs got a major boost with BlackRock's adoption of the responsible contractor policy promoted by North America's Building Trades Unions. The action announced Thursday is significant not only because of BlackRock's size, with $6.5 trillion in assets under management, but also because it is being applied to all assets and companies managed by the BlackRock Real Assets U.S. platform, with $17 billion managed in U.S. real estate and infrastructure [...]

16 06, 2015

BlackRock’s Fink says country is at ‘a crossroads’

2015-06-16T22:02:26-08:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Defined Benefit Plans|Tags: , , |

Laurence D. Fink, BlackRock chairman and CEO, believes “we’re at a major crossroads” in the U.S., because “we have a real absence of savings toward retirement” in the private sector. Mr. Fink was speaking at Pensions & Investments’ Global Future of Retirement conference in New York on Tuesday. […]