BlackRock, Inc. provides investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. The company's platform enables it to offer active investments with index products and risk management to develop tailored solutions for clients. Its products include single and multi-asset class portfolios investing in equities, fixed income, alternatives and money market instruments. The company offers its products directly and through intermediaries in a variety of vehicles, including open-end and closed-end mutual funds, iShares exchange-traded funds and other exchange-traded products, including exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products, collective investment funds and separate accounts. It also offers BlackRock Solutions investment systems, risk management and advisory services primarily to institutional investors. BlackRock was founded by Ralph L. Schlosstein, Susan L. Wagner, Robert Steven Kapito and Laurence Douglas Fink in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, NY.