Larry Fink

Larry Fink

Formal First Name
Laurence (Larry)
Nick Name
1952 - present

Larry Fink is Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, global investment management corporation. Under his leadership, the firm has grown into a global leader in investment and technology solutions to help investors build better financial futures. He sits as a member of the Board of Trustees of NYU and on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Fink has been named one of the "World's Greatest Leaders" by Fortune.
  • Barron's has named him one of the "World's Best CEOs" for 14 consecutive years.
  • He was instrumental in the creation and development of the mortgage-backed security market in the United States.
  • In 2003, he helped to negotiate the resignation of the CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Grasso, who was widely criticized for his $190 million pay package.
  • In 2006, he led the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, which doubled BlackRock's asset management portfolio.
  • In 2016, he received the ABANA Achievement Award, a recognizetion given to an individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership in banking and finance.
  • In 2018, he was ranked #28 on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.