BlackRock, the owner of the wildly popular iShares family of exchange-traded funds and the world’s largest asset manager, has gotten even bigger during the Covid-19 pandemic. BlackRock said Tuesday that it now has $7.8 trillion in assets under management, a 12% increase from last year.
The continued allure of passively managed index funds is a big reason why BlackRock is thriving during these volatile times for the market. BlackRock said that iShares raked in $2.3 trillion in assets during the third quarter — and nearly 70% of that total was for stock funds.
BlackRock disclosed the numbers in its latest earnings report Tuesday. Revenue and profit easily