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Participants
Chris Meade General Counsel
Gary Shedlin CFO
Larry Fink Chairman and CEO
Dan Fannon Jefferies
Craig Siegenthaler Credit Suisse
Ken Worthington JPMorgan
Glenn Schorr Evercore ISI
Alex Blostein Goldman Sachs
Bill Katz Citigroup
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Operator

Good morning. My name is Maria, and I will be your conference facilitator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the BlackRock Incorporated Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Teleconference.

Our host for today’s call will be Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Laurence D. Fink; Chief Financial Officer, Gary S. S. Robert President, Shedlin; Counsel, General Christopher and J. Kapito; Mead. have background noise. lines been placed any prevent to mute on All After remarks, the period. question-and-answer speakers’ there will a be [Operator Instructions] Thank you. Mr. begin may conference. you Meade, your

Chris Meade

Meade, BlackRock. Thank General I’m morning, you. Chris Good Counsel of everyone. the

the statements. Before we to We number this may, like BlackRock’s begin, call a course, your we make from forward-looking the of course fact actual that may that remind call, of of you I’d during these statements. attention differ to results

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So, with that, I’ll turn it Gary. over to

Gary Shedlin

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Larry Fink

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Operator

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Dan Fannon

Thanks.

Larry Fink

Good morning Dan.

Dan Fannon

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Gary Shedlin

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Operator

next Credit from Suisse. of question comes Siegenthaler of Our the line Craig

Larry Fink

Craig. Hi,

Craig Siegenthaler

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Gary Shedlin

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Operator

next of comes Ken the question of JPMorgan. from Our Worthington line

Larry Fink

Ken. Hi

Ken Worthington

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Gary Shedlin

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Operator

of Evercore. Our next line of Glenn comes question from Schorr the

Larry Fink

Hi, Glenn.

Glenn Schorr

are you? How there. Hello,

Larry Fink

Very well.

Glenn Schorr

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Larry Fink

Great question.

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Operator

next Our comes Alex Blostein Sachs. from Goldman the line of of

Larry Fink

morning Good everybody. provider morning I and for A Aladdin. Aladdin about Alex. : to specifically, guys wanted around question you Good talk

an joined gotten while, the in Citi, think haven't on a like update We little platform. but that it I looked

handful I guys BK and think with others. already of are you a partnered

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Gary Shedlin

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Operator

line Our comes the last of question from Citigroup. Bill of Katz

Larry Fink

Bill. Hi

Bill Katz

much call everybody. Thank the this for taking so morning. you morning Good

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you. Just wondering if you could help quantify that? potentially Thank

Gary Shedlin

Sure, your to hear Bill. Good voice.

to rates. So, on with I don't our anything changed fee think has really views regard

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Operator

And Mr. for questions. have do closing remarks? you any Fink, ladies have time gentlemen, reached allotted and we the

Larry Fink

in and want continued to first XXXX. thank for of the helping us BlackRock. uncertainty I the morning I of interest made everybody for progress joining am through in this and we proud our clients half that

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Operator

This today's teleconference. concludes

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