Laurence D. Fink

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

Laurence D. Fink is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, Inc. He also leads the firm’s Global Executive Committee. Mr. Fink and seven partners founded BlackRock in 1988, and 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. Mr. Fink was named one of the “World’s Most Respected Leaders” by Fortune in 2016, "CEO of the Decade" by Financial News in 2011, and one of the "World's Best CEO's" by Barron's for 10 consecutive years.

 

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, Mr. Fink 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 serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University and is Co-Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees. Mr. Fink also serves on the Boards of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Council on Foreign Relations and Robin Hood, the poverty-fighting charitable organization. He is also an Executive Committee member of The Partnership for New York City, the economic development organization.

 

Mr. Fink earned an M.B.A. degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a B.A. degree in political science from UCLA in 1974.

Publications

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The Federal Reserve's Stanley Fischer on Inflation and Financial Stability

Speaker: Stanley Fischer
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Laurence D. Fink

Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the board of governors at the Federal Reserve System, joins
Laurence D. Fink, chairman and chief executive officer at BlackRock and member of the board of directors at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss how the Federal Reserve System has evolved over time, and challenges for the future.

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The Federal Reserve's Stanley Fischer on Inflation and Financial Stability

Speaker: Stanley Fischer
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Laurence D. Fink

Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the board of governors at the Federal Reserve System, joins
Laurence D. Fink, chairman and chief executive officer at BlackRock and member of the board of directors at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss how the Federal Reserve System has evolved over time, and challenges for the future.

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Video

The Federal Reserve's Stanley Fischer on Inflation and Financial Stability

Speaker: Stanley Fischer
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Laurence D. Fink

Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the board of governors at the Federal Reserve System, joins
Laurence D. Fink, chairman and chief executive officer at BlackRock and member of the board of directors at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss how the Federal Reserve System has evolved over time, and challenges for the future.

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