Cheryl Mills serves on the Board of Directors at BlackRock, Inc. Mills is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackIvy Group, an investment company in Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Counselor to the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2013. Mills was with New York University from 2002 to 2009, where she served as Senior Vice President for Administration and Operations and as General Counsel. From 1999 to 2001, Mills was Senior Vice President for Corporate Policy and Public Programming at Oxygen Media. Prior to joining Oxygen Media, she served as Deputy Counsel to President Clinton and as the White House Associate Counsel. She began her career as an Associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson.
Gordon M. Nixon serves on the Board of Directors at BlackRock, Inc. Nixon was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Royal Bank of Canada from 2001 to 2014. He first joined RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in 1979, where he held a number of operating positions and served as Chief Executive Officer from December 1999 to April 2001. Mr. Nixon has served on the board of directors of BCE Inc. since 2014 and was named Chairman of the board upon his re-election in April 2016. He is also a director of George Weston Limited and is on the advisory board of Kingsett Capital.
Charles H. Robbins serves on the Board of Directors at BlackRock, Inc. Robbins has served as the Chairman of Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”) since December 2017 and as Chief Executive Officer since July 2015. Prior to assuming this role, he was Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Worldwide Field Operations and led its Worldwide Sales and Partner Organization where he helped drive and execute many of Cisco’s investment areas and strategy shifts. He serves as Chairman of the U.S.-Japan Business Council, Chair of the IT Governors Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum and is a Member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum and The Business Roundtable.
Marco Antonio Slim Domit serves on the Board of Directors at BlackRock, Inc. Slim has been Chairman of the board of directors of Grupo Financiero Inbursa, S.A.B. de C.V. since 1997 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Financiero Inbursa from 1997 until April 2012. Slim is also a member of the board of directors of Grupo Carso, S.A.B. de C.V. and Chairman of The Carlos Slim Health Institute and of Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en América Latina, S.A.B. de C.V. (IDEAL), an infrastructure company. Slim was a member of the board of directors of Teléfonos de México, S.A.B. de C.V. from 1995 until April 2014.
Susan L. Wagner serves on the Board of Directors at BlackRock, Inc. Wagner retired as a Vice Chairman of BlackRock on July 1, 2012. In addition to serving as Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2012, Ms. Wagner also served as a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee. Ms. Wagner previously served as BlackRock’s Chief Operating Officer and as Head of Corporate Strategy. She currently serves as a director of Color Genomics, Apple Inc. and Swiss Re Ltd. She graduated from University of Naples Federico II in March 1981.
Mark Wilson serves on the Board of Directors at BlackRock, Inc. Wilson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Aviva plc, a multinational insurance company headquartered in the UK, from January 2013 to October 2018. Prior to joining Aviva, he worked in Asia for 14 years, including as Chief Executive Officer of AIA Group Limited, a leading pan-Asian company. He graduated from the University of Waikato.
While ordinary Americans face record unemployment and loss, the COVID-19 bailout has saved the very rich
Rolling Stone, 13 May 2020
This financial economy is a fantasy casino, where the winnings are real but free chips cover the losses. For a rarefied segment of society, failure is being written out of the capitalist bargain.
Dr. Navneet Arora Is head of Quantitive Strategies at Citadel. Prior to joining Citadel, served as Director of Quantitative Research at American Century Investments. Previously, he served as Managing Director and Global Head of Model-Based Credit Research at BlackRock and as Global Head of Credit Research at Barclays Global Investors. Dr. Arora’s publishes in academic and practitioner journals, including Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Investment Management, and Energy Risk. Dr. Arora received a Ph.D. in finance from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a post-graduate degree from Indian Institute of Management.
Reuters, 3 December 2019
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest pension fund, has suspended stock lending for short selling, calling the practice inconsistent with its responsibilities as a long-term investor.