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Identification number in the register: 51436554494-18
Registration date: 09/11/2010 10:30:36

The information on this entity was last modified on: 04/09/2015 13:53:43
The date of the last annual update was: 27/04/2015 19:59:48
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual



Listed company

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

East 52nd Street, 40
New York NY10022

(+1212) 8105300

35 Square de Meeus
Brussels 1000

(+32) 2 402 4900

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  David Blumer

Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Joanna Cound

Managing Director, Head of Public Policy, EMEA

    Goals / remit

BlackRock’s mission is to create a better financial future for our clients. We operate our business with a fiduciary mindset - which means putting our clients’ interests first. It is from this perspective that BlackRock supports the creation of a regulatory regime that increases transparency, protects investors, and facilitates responsible growth of capital markets, while preserving consumer choice and assessing benefits versus implementation costs

Specifically in EU affairs, our organisational goals are to:

- Positively contribute to legislation and regulations affecting Europe's end-investors

- Distinguish our firm as a trusted resource that policymakers can turn to as an informed market participant

- Demonstrate thought leadership that adds to the European policy debate


    Specific activities covered by the Register

We follow legislative issues which we feel will have an impact on end-investors – a (non-exhaustive) sampling of some of the EU issues we have been focused on in recent years can be found below:
Funds issues: AIFMD, UCITS, ELTIFs, MMFR
Securities issues: MiFID, MAD, Benchmarks
Prudential issues: CRD IV, Solvency II
Market Infrastructure issues: EMIR, CCP Recovery and Resolution, CSDR
Corporate Governance
Long-term Finance/ Capital Markets Union







European Parliament Financial Services Forum (EPFSF)

We have in the past had colleagues from our company serve on Expert Groups chaired by the European Commission or Consultative Groups chaired by the European Supervisory Agencies (ESMA, EIOPA, EBA), however, at the time of this update, we do not have any who currently serve in that capacity.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

75%: 1   50%: 2   25%: 3



The EMEA Government Relations and Public Policy team comprises 6 persons, whose jobs contain both an internal and external element. Furthermore, our remit is to engage with not only EU policymakers, but national policymakers and regulators, as well as international organisations. We draw on a wide range of expertise from our colleagues throughout the business, but are the primary persons involved in policy engagement, drafting of materials for submission to the EU institutions, and internal activities that relate to activities covered by the Register.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Anahide PILIBOSSIAN 16/09/2015 08/09/2016
Joanna COUND 16/09/2015 08/09/2016
Stephen FISHER 16/09/2015 08/09/2016
Martin PARKES 16/09/2015 08/09/2016
Carey EVANS 16/09/2015 08/09/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation

    Membership and affiliation

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI)
European Parliament Financial Services Forum (EPFSF)
European Fund and Asset Management Aassociation (EFAMA), as well as contingent national bodies:
-the Investment Association (IA),
-Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA)
-Association fo the Luxembourg Funds Industry (ALFI),
-the German Investment Funds Association (BVI),
-Assogestioni, and
-The Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association (Dufas)

the Forum of European Asset Managers (FEAM)
Institutional Money Market Funds Association (IMMFA)

    Financial data

12/2013  -  12/2014

1,250,000 € - 1,499,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.