Robert S. Kapito

Co-Founder at BlackRock, Inc.

Robert S. Kapito

Robert S. Kapito

Co-Founder at BlackRock, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors LLC
BlackRock Fund Advisors

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8201

Number of Boards

14

Birthday

1956

Age

62

Number of Awards

2

Relationships

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackRock, Inc.

Chief Operating Officer at BlackRock Advisors LLC

Chief Financial Officer at BlackRock Advisors LLC

Co-Founder at BlackRock, Inc.

Trustee, President & Chief Executive Officer at BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI Inc.

Global Head of Active Equities & Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors at BlackRock, Inc.

General Counsel at BlackRock Private Equity Partners

Global Head of Marketing & Communications at BlackRock Private Equity Partners

Head of Trading, Liquidity & Investments Platform at BlackRock, Inc.

Chief Investment Officer, Global Fixed Income at BlackRock, Inc.

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Member, Capital Gifts Committee at UJA Federation of New York

UJA-Federation of New York cares for those in need, rescues those in harm’s way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives.

Education
MBA
Class of 1983

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BS in Economics
Class of 1979

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Career History
Founder
Current

BlackRock Private Equity Partners (BlackRock PEP) manages the private capital fund of funds of BlackRock Alternative Advisors and specializes in managing diversified private equity portfolios that include primary, secondary and direct co-investments. The firm specializes in non-public investments. They participate in venture capital opportunities, growth capital financings, LBOs, mezzanine financings, distressed private equity transactions/funds and closed-end fund of funds investments. BlackRock PEP's investment process is based on fundamental due diligence and research that seeks to identify successful private equity funds and direct co-investment opportunities across a wide variety of industries, geographies and investment strategies.

President
2007 - Current

BlackRock Financial Management (BFM) utilizes fixed-income strategies that are actively managed, model or index based. Actively managed fixed-income mandates generally employ an active investment style that emphasizes rotation among different types of debt on a relative value basis, specific security selection, quantitative analysis of each security and the portfolio as a whole and intensive credit analysis and review. Model-based institutional strategies typically invest across a broad spectrum of global fixed-income securities, as well as currencies, futures and swaps. They utilize a risk-controlled, systematic process for portfolio construction and alpha generation. Alpha sources may include security selection, duration and yield curve positioning, industry rotation, asset allocation, and currency positioning. For institutional index strategies, BFM typically invests in accordance with the risk and return profile of the benchmark either by replicating the index, or utilizing security level or stratified sampling where the index is disaggregated into smaller cells in an effort to match the risk characteristics of each cell.The firm's equity platform includes a broad range of products that vary according to investment style (active, scientific and passive management), market-cap (small-, mid-, small/mid-, large- and all-cap), and geography (global, international and regional). The product range may also include sector funds, long-only and long-short portfolios, as well as products that combine different strategies to create balanced and asset allocation portfolios. For certain private investors and other SMA program, BlackRock creates and maintains 'target' portfolios of securities, to which securities are added and from which securities are removed from time to time.

President
2007 - Current

BlackRock Advisors offers investors around the world a variety of investment products that span asset classes, market-caps, investment styles and geographic regions. The firm offers strategies for investments in equities, fixed-income, cash management, multi-asset classes, alternative investments and real estate. BlackRock manages a full range of equity strategies that cover the entire risk/return spectrum. They also offer opportunities that target specific market sectors, as well as asset allocation and balanced investment strategies. The firm actively manages style-specific portfolios that are created based on their proprietary research in each major equity asset class.BlackRock offers fixed-income strategies designed to meet an array of client risk/return profiles and to add value in all market environments. Their fixed-income investment strategy is based on a globally-integrated approach to information sharing and risk management. BlackRock employs a disciplined investment process that seeks to add value through: (1) relative value asset allocation, sector rotation and security selection (2) rigorous quantitative analysis and valuation of each security and portfolio as a whole and (3) intensive credit analysis and review. They do this while controlling portfolio duration within a narrow band relative to a benchmark index, where applicable.In addition, BlackRock offers alternative investment strategies that are designed to provide returns with low correlations to the broad equity and bond markets including private equity, real estate equity and debt, hedge funds-of-funds, single-strategy hedge funds, long-only absolute return strategies, commodities and structured products.BlackRock's global real estate capabilities span the capital market structure and include equity and debt products. The firm offers a diverse product line that includes dedicated property sector capabilities. These products are available to institutional and high-net-worth investors through commingled vehicles and separate accounts. BlackRock's real estate debt and equity strategies focus on global, US, European, Australian and Asian markets.The firm also offers multi-asset class investment strategies that blend traditional asset classes and alternative investments with customized return targets and risk levels. BlackRock offers relatively straightforward, as well as, sophisticated approaches that use a range of equity, fixed-income, alternative and derivative investment strategies that include prepared portfolios, portable alpha, tactical return, global tactical asset allocation and fund-of-fund alternatives.

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Boards & Committees
Director
2009 - Current

iShares, Inc. exchange Traded Fund. The Company operates as an open-end management investment company. iShares was founded on September 1, 1994 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Trustee
2009 - Current
President & Director
1999 - Current

BlackRock Capital Management's (BCM) mandates include cash management, fixed income and equity strategies. The firm offers both US and non-US equity investment strategies using a variety of investment styles including growth, value, core and enhanced equity, that are targeted to specific market-cap ranges, including small-, mid-, small/mid-, large- and all-cap, as well as geographic and industry sectors. The firm also offers alternative asset and multi-asset separate account strategies. Their equity platform can offer a broad range of products that vary according to investment style (active, scientific and passive management), market-cap (small-, mid-, small/mid-, large- and all-cap), and geography (global, international and regional). The product range may also include sector funds, long-only and long-short portfolios, as well as products that combine different strategies to create balanced and asset allocation portfolios. For certain private investors and other SMA program investment strategies, BCM creates and maintains 'target' portfolios of securities, to which securities are added and from which securities are removed from time-to-time.

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Member, Board of Trustees
2009 - Current

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Chairman
1983 - Current
Member, Board of Directors
Current

UJA-Federation of New York cares for those in need, rescues those in harm’s way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives.

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$100K +
2015

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$100K +
2014

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$10K - $25K
2013

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Awards & Honors
2009
Joseph Wharton Leadership Award
Semper Fidelis Award
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Events
Speaker
Wharton School MBA Commencement

Honoree
New York City, NY
2012 Wall Street Dinner

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