The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon") and BlackRock, through its BlackRock Solutions business, announced today a strategic alliance to deliver integrated data, technology, and asset management servicing capabilities to common clients. These new capabilities integrate BNY Mellon's data insights, accounting, and servicing tools into Aladdin®, BlackRock's investment and operating platform for investment managers.
This collaboration builds on a multi-year effort by BlackRock Solutions and BNY Mellon to transform the investment manager operating model. These joint efforts, demonstrated through years of BNY Mellon servicing BlackRock, have already helped to increase transparency at multiple stages of the investment lifecycle, accelerate information delivery, and synchronize the data that supports core functions for asset managers.
BlackRock and BNY Mellon will now offer the joint capabilities to common clients, bringing significant and immediate benefits to front office, technology, and operations teams, including:
Along with these ready-to-deploy capabilities, BNY Mellon and BlackRock are working together on new solutions to provide clients additional flexibility and insights through the investment lifecycle from the front office to operations to accounting.
"We are excited to expand our partnership with BlackRock and help our clients drive significantly greater performance by integrating workflows, providing data and insights, and enhancing the client experience," said Hani Kablawi, CEO of Global Asset Servicing at BNY Mellon. "For clients who choose both firms, we can provide immediate value across their investment lifecycle and this a meaningful example of our commitment to work with third parties to more closely integrate the front-to-back operating model."
"We are thrilled to partner with BNY Mellon to help clients more closely couple data and further optimize their operating models, driving more efficiency," said Rob Goldstein, BlackRock's Chief Operating Officer and Head of BlackRock Solutions. "The combination of Aladdin's capabilities with BNY Mellon's data and tools will further enable our common clients to access their investment management and servicing capabilities on one platform. Both firms have already demonstrated the value of enhanced technology and servicing integration over the years. We are excited to formalize this track record of successful collaboration and extend these benefits to the broader Aladdin Community."
About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. As of December 31, 2018, BNY Mellon had $33.1 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.7 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.
Aladdin has always been at the core of BlackRock. It combines sophisticated risk analytics, exposure and performance analyses with comprehensive portfolio management, trading, compliance and operational tools on a single unified platform. Aladdin was first built to manage BlackRock's business, and the firm continues to be the largest user of Aladdin today. Through Aladdin, the firm offers to clients the same technology and intellectual capital that BlackRock uses to manage investments day-to-day. This "provider/user" dynamic brings a higher level of discipline to Aladdin than typical third-party technology offerings.
BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of December 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $5.98 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.