Manager profile: BlackRock

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BlackRock could be the model for the future of asset management.

The asset manager has grown and expanded over the last decade, with an accelerated bottom line over the last five years, to become what the company’s website modestly describes as “one of the world’s pre-eminent asset management firms”.

The boast is well placed. BlackRock is arguably the world’s largest hedge fund manager and is also responsible for handling some of the biggest mandates ever including a large chunk of the US governme