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Portrait de Robert Kapito
Age : 61
Public asset : 237,947,110 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : BlackRock, Inc.

Summary 
Mr. Robert S. Kapito is Chairman at Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund, President at BlackRock Fund Advisors, Chairman at Periwinkle Theatre For Youth, President at BlackRock Advisors LLC and President at BlackRock Capital Management, Inc.

He is on the Board of Directors at iShares, Inc., iShares Trust, University of Pennsylvania, BlackRock, Inc. and Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania.

He is a Director of BlackRock, a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and Chairman of the Global Operating Committee.

He is responsible for day-to-day oversight of all BlackRock’s key operating units including Investment Strategies, Client Businesses, Technology & Operations, and Risk & Quantitative Analysis.

He is also President of the Board of Directors for the Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund.

Prior to assuming his current responsibilities in 2007, Mr. Kapito served as Head of BlackRock’s Portfolio Management Group. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing all portfolio management within BlackRock, including the Fixed Income, Equity, Liquidity, and Alternative Investment Groups. Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, he was a Vice President in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation.

Mr. Kapito earned a BS degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1983.


Current positions of Robert Kapito 
NameTitle Since
BlackRock, Inc.
(Investment Management & Fund Operators)
President & Non-Independent Director 1988
BlackRock Advisors LLC President -
Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund Chairman 2002
Periwinkle Theatre For Youth Chairman 1983
iShares, Inc. Director 2009
iShares Trust Trustee 2009
University of Pennsylvania Trustee 2009
Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania Trustee -
BlackRock Fund Advisors President 1984
BlackRock Capital Management, Inc. President 2007


Holdings of Robert Kapito 
NameEquities%Valuation
BlackRock (BLK)
Investment Management & Fund Operators
532,2130.33%237,947,110 USD


Robert Kapito : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Laurence Fink BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Capital Management, Inc.
BlackRock Fund Advisors
BlackRock Advisors LLC
Mark K. Wiedman BlackRock, Inc.
iShares, Inc.
iShares Trust
Andrew Ang BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Fund Advisors
Robert William Fairbairn BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors LLC
John Richard Kushel BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors LLC
Jack Gee BlackRock, Inc.
iShares, Inc.
Kendrick Roscoe Wilson BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors LLC
Barbara G. Novick BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors LLC
Susan Lynne Wagner BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors LLC
Pamela Daley BlackRock, Inc.
University of Pennsylvania


Biography of Robert Kapito 
Robert Steven Kapito (born February 8, 1957) Kapito earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (HBS) in 1983 after completing a BS degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kapito met his wife Ellen when she was a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Career
Kapito joined First Boston in 1979 after graduating from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and started in the Public Finance Department. He was fortuitous in meeting his future business partner, Laurence D. Fink at First Boston where they were instrumental in pioneering the mortgage-backed security market in the United States.

Kapito left First Boston to complete his MBA degree and returned to the firm in 1983 in the Mortgage Products Group. In 1982, Kapito worked as a strategic consultant with Bain & Co. and with two private companies in Europe.

Kapito eventually served at Head of Trading and Vice President of the mortgage-backed security Products Group.

In 1988, Kapito left First Boston along with Laurence D. Fink and founded BlackRock under the umbrella of the private equity firm Blackstone Group where they joined as partners. In 1992, BlackRock was spun out from Blackstone and became an independent company.

Today, BlackRock is the world's largest asset management firm with over $3.5 trillion in assets under management. BlackRock currently manages over $3.5 trillion of assets across equity, fixed income, real estate, liquidity and alternative strategies. Through BlackRock Solutions, the Firm provides risk management and enterprise investment services for approximately $9 trillion of assets.

Today Kapito is President and a Director of BlackRock, is Chairman of the Global Operating Committee, a member of the Global Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Americas Executive Committee. He is responsible for day-to-day oversight of BlackRock's key operating units, including the Portfolio Management, Alternative Investment, Global Client Group, Risk & Quantitative Analysis and BlackRock Solutions. Mr. Kapito is also a Director of iShares Inc.

Prior to assuming his current responsibilities in 2007, Kapito served as Head of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing all portfolio management within BlackRock, including the Fixed Income, Equity, Liquidity, and Alternative Investment Groups.

Kapito serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and as a member of a Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Faculty. He is also President of the Board of Directors for the Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund and President of the Board of Directors for Periwinkle Theatre for Youth, a national non-profit arts-in-education organization.

Kapito serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Joseph H. Lookstein Ramaz School, is the recipient of 2009 Joseph Wharton Leadership Award and the 2010 Semper Fidelis Award from the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. In 2012, he received the Gustave L. Levy Award from the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York for his donations.



Source @ Wikipedia



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