Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2009

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

For the transition period from              to             .

Commission file number 001-33099

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   32-0174431

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

40 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(212) 810-5300

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer a non-accelerated filer or, a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

As of July 31, 2009, there were 50,931,608 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding.

 

 

 


Table of Contents

BlackRock, Inc.

Index to Form 10-Q

PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

          Page
Item 1.   

Financial Statements (unaudited)

  
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

   1
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

   3
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

   4
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity

   5
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

   7
  

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

   9
Item 2.   

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   47
Item 3.   

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   84
Item 4.   

Controls and Procedures

   86
PART II
OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1.   

Legal Proceedings

   86
Item 2.   

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

   86
Item 4.   

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   87
Item 6.   

Exhibits

   88


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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements

BlackRock, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

     June 30,
2009
   December 31,
2008

Assets

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 2,305    $ 2,032

Accounts receivable

     1,067      901

Due from related parties

     104      309

Investments

     957      1,429

Separate account assets

     3,131      2,623

Deferred mutual fund sales commissions, net

     111      135

Property and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $295 at June 30, 2009 and $259 at December 31, 2008)

     252      260

Intangible assets (net of accumulated amortization of $396 at June 30, 2009 and $324 at December 31, 2008)

     6,371      6,441

Goodwill

     5,723      5,533

Other assets

     388      261
             

Total assets

     20,409      19,924
             

Liabilities

     

Accrued compensation and benefits

   $ 386    $ 826

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

     628      545

Due to related parties

     119      103

Short-term borrowings

     200      200

Convertible debentures

     247      245

Long-term borrowings

     695      697

Separate account liabilities

     3,131      2,623

Deferred tax liabilities

     1,767      1,826

Other liabilities

     263      299
             

Total liabilities

     7,436      7,364
             

Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)

     

Temporary equity

     

Redeemable non-controlling interests

     13      266

Convertible debentures

     2      —  
             

Total temporary equity

     15      266
             

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements

BlackRock, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (continued)

(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

     June 30,
2009
    December 31,
2008
 

Permanent Equity

    

BlackRock, Inc. stockholders’ equity

    

Common stock, $0.01 par value;

     1        1   

Shares authorized: 500,000,000 at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008;

    

Shares issued: 50,826,457 at June 30, 2009 and 118,573,367 at December 31, 2008;

    

Shares outstanding: 49,915,191 at June 30, 2009 and 117,291,110 at December 31, 2008

    

Preferred stock (Note 11)

     1        —     

Additional paid-in capital

     10,891        10,473   

Retained earnings

     2,076        1,982   

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)

     (81     (186

Escrow shares, common, at cost (911,266 shares held at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008)

     (143     (143

Treasury stock, common, at cost (0 and 370,991 shares held at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively)

     —          (58
                

Total BlackRock, Inc. stockholders’ equity

     12,745        12,069   

Nonredeemable non-controlling interests

     213        225   
                

Total permanent equity

     12,958        12,294   
                

Total liabilities, temporary equity and permanent equity

   $ 20,409      $ 19,924   
                

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2009     2008     2009     2008  

Revenue

        

Investment advisory and administration base fees

        

Related parties

   $ 589      $ 830      $ 1,138      $ 1,632   

Other third parties

     261        331        511        661   

Investment advisory performance fees

     17        57        28        99   
                                

Investment advisory and administration base and performance fees

     867        1,218        1,677        2,392   

BlackRock Solutions and advisory

     116        100        256        160   

Distribution fees

     23        34        48        69   

Other revenue

     23        35        35        66   
                                

Total revenue

     1,029        1,387        2,016        2,687   
                                

Expenses

        

Employee compensation and benefits

     390        552        741        1,021   

Portfolio administration and servicing costs

        

Related parties

     96        127        199        257   

Other third parties

     29        25        53        49   

Amortization of deferred mutual fund sales commissions

     26        33        53        63   

General and administration

     191        208        344        422   

Restructuring charges

     —          —          22        —     

Amortization of intangible assets

     36        37        72        74   
                                

Total expenses

     768        982        1,484        1,886   
                                

Operating income

     261        405        532        801   

Non-operating income (expense)

        

Net gain (loss) on investments

     88        —          (84     (20

Interest and dividend income

     4        14        12        32   

Interest expense

     (15     (18     (30     (36
                                

Total non-operating income (expense)

     77        (4     (102     (24
                                

Income before income taxes

     338        401        430        777   

Income tax expense

     94        147        124        277   
                                

Net income

     244        254        306        500   

Less:

        

Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests

     1        —          1        (3

Net income (loss) attributable to nonredeemable non-controlling interests

     25        (20     3        (12
                                

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc.

   $ 218      $ 274      $ 302      $ 515   
                                

Earnings per share attributable to BlackRock, Inc. common stockholders:

        

Basic

   $ 1.62      $ 2.04      $ 2.25      $ 3.85   

Diluted

   $ 1.59      $ 2.00      $ 2.22      $ 3.78   

Cash dividends declared and paid per share

   $ 0.78      $ 0.78      $ 1.56      $ 1.56   

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

        

Basic

     130,928,926        129,569,325        130,574,535        129,242,591   

Diluted

     133,364,611        132,032,538        132,668,695        131,812,500   

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Dollar amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2009    2008     2009    2008  

Net income

   $ 244    $ 254      $ 306    $ 500   

Other comprehensive income:

          

Change in net unrealized gain (loss) from available-for-sale investments, net of tax(1)

     8      1        15      (4

Minimum pension liability adjustment

     —        —          1      (1

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     103      (1     89      25   
                              

Comprehensive income attributable to BlackRock, Inc.

   $ 355    $ 254      $ 411    $ 520   
                              

 

(1)

The tax benefit (expense) on the change in net unrealized gain (loss) from available-for-sale investments was ($2) and ($1) during the three months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively, and ($5) and $1 during the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

(Dollar amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

 

     Common
And
Preferred
Stock
   Additional
Paid-in
Capital
    Retained
Earnings
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (loss)
    Common
Shares
Held

In
Escrow
    Treasury
Stock
Common
    Total
Stockholders’
Equity
    Nonredeemable
Non-controlling
Interests
    Total
Permanent
Equity
    Redeemable
Non-controlling
Interests
(Temporary
Equity)
 

December 31, 2008, as reported

   $ 1    $ 10,461      $ 1,991      $ (186   $ (143   $ (58   $ 12,066      $ —        $ 12,066      $ —     

January 1, 2009 initial recognition of APB 14-1, SFAS No. 160 and EITF Topic No. D-98

     —        12        (9     —          —          —          3        225        228        266   
                                                                               

December 31, 2008, as adjusted

     1      10,473        1,982        (186     (143     (58     12,069        225        12,294        266   
                                                                               

Reclass to temporary equity – convertible debt

     —        (2     —          —          —          —          (2     —          (2     2   

Net income

     —        —          302        —          —          —          302        3        305        1   

Dividends paid, net of dividend expense for unvested RSUs

     —        —          (208     —          —          —          (208     —          (208     —     

Stock-based compensation

     —        159        —          —          —          —          159        —          159        —     

Issuance of common shares to institutional investor

     1      299        —          —          —          —          300        —          300        —     

Issuance of common shares for contingent consideration

     —        43        —          —          —          —          43        —          43        —     

Net issuance of common shares related to employee stock transactions

     —        (83     —          —          —          58        (25     —          (25     —     

PNC capital contribution

     —        6        —          —          —          —          6        —          6        —     

Net tax shortfall from stock-based awards

     —        (4     —          —          —          —          (4     —          (4     —     

Minimum pension liability adjustment

     —        —          —          1        —          —          1        —          1        —     

Subscriptions/(redemptions/distributions) – non-controlling interest holders

     —        —          —          —          —          —          —          (4     (4     (254

Deconsolidation of sponsored investment funds

     —        —          —          —          —          —          —          (9     (9     —     

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     —        —          —          89        —          —          89        —          89        —     

Other changes in non-controlling interests

     —        —          —          —          —          —          —          (2     (2     —     

Change in net unrealized gain (loss) from available-for sale investments, net of tax

     —        —          —          15        —          —          15        —          15        —     
                                                                               

June 30, 2009

   $ 2    $ 10,891      $ 2,076      $ (81   $ (143   $ —        $ 12,745      $ 213      $ 12,958      $ 15   
                                                                               

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

(Dollar amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

 

     BlackRock, Inc. Stockholders’ Equity                    
     Common
And
Preferred
Stock
   Additional
Paid-in
Capital
    Retained
Earnings
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
    Common
Shares
Held

In
Escrow
    Treasury
Stock
Common
    Total
Stockholders’
Equity
    Nonredeemable
Non-controlling
Interests
    Total
Permanent
Equity
    Redeemable
Non-controlling
Interests
(Temporary
Equity)
 

December 31, 2007, as reported

   $ 1    $ 10,274      $ 1,622      $ 71      $ (188   $ (184   $ 11,596      $ —        $ 11,596      $ —     

Retrospective adoption of APB 14-1, SFAS No. 160 and EITF Topic No. D-98

     —        12        (6     —          —          —          6        549        555        29   
                                                                               

December 31, 2007, as adjusted

     1      10,286        1,616        71        (188     (184     11,602        549        12,151        29   

Net income

     —        —          515        —          —          —          515        (12     503        (3

Dividends paid, net of dividend expense for unvested RSUs

     —        —          (208     —          —          —          (208     —          (208     —     

Release of common stock from escrow agent in connection with Quellos Transaction

     —        —          —          —          45        —          45        —          45        —     

Stock-based compensation

     —        132        —          —          —          1        133        —          133        —     

Net issuance of common shares related to employee stock transactions

     —        (114     —          —          —          91        (23     —          (23     —     

PNC capital contribution

     —        4        —          —          —          —          4        —          4        —     

Net tax benefit from stock-based awards

     —        47        —          —          —          —          47        —          47        —     

Minimum pension liability adjustment

     —        —          —          (1     —          —          (1     —          (1     —     

Subscriptions/(redemptions/distributions) – non-controlling interest holders

     —        —          —          —          —          —          —          5        5        (15

Net deconsolidations of sponsored investment funds

     —        —          —          —          —          —          —          —          —          (6

Other changes in non-controlling interests

     —        —          —          —          —          —          —          (3     (3     —     

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     —        —          —          25        —          —          25        —          25        —     

Change in net unrealized gain (loss) from available-for sale investments, net of tax

     —        —          —          (4     —          —          (4     —          (4     —     
                                                                               

June 30, 2008

   $ 1    $ 10,355      $ 1,923      $ 91      $ (143   $ (92   $ 12,135      $ 539      $ 12,674      $ 5   
                                                                               

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollar amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

 

     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2009     2008  

Cash flows from operating activities

    

Net income

   $ 306      $ 500   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operating activities:

    

Depreciation and other amortization

     115        117   

Amortization of deferred mutual fund sales commissions

     53        63   

Stock-based compensation

     159        133   

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

     (59     (67

Net gains (losses) on non-trading investments

     9        19   

Purchases of other investments within consolidated funds

     (17     (86

Proceeds from sales and maturities of other investments within consolidated funds

     245        83   

(Earnings) losses from equity method investees

     74        (10

Distributions of earnings from equity method investees

     6        14   

Other adjustments

     2        (1

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Accounts receivable

     (164     (324

Due from related parties

     170        (30

Deferred mutual fund sales commissions

     (29     (57

Investments, trading

     (97     222   

Other assets

     (137     60   

Accrued compensation and benefits

     (434     (415

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

     69        256   

Due to related parties

     16        (20

Other liabilities

     (13     24   
                

Cash flows from operating activities

     274        481   
                

Cash flows from investing activities

    

Purchases of investments

     (14     (285

Purchases of assets held for sale

     (1     (59

Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments

     198        52   

Return of capital from equity method investees

     20        8   

Net consolidations (deconsolidations) of sponsored investment funds

     6        —     

Contingent/other acquisition payments

     (158     —     

Purchases of property and equipment

     (33     (40

Proceeds from other investing activities

     —          5   
                

Cash flows from investing activities

     18        (319
                

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (continued)

(Dollar amounts in millions)

(unaudited)

 

     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2009     2008  

Cash flows from financing activities

    

Repayment of long-term borrowings

     (1     (1

Repayment of short-term borrowings

     —          (100

Proceeds from short-term borrowings

     —          100   

Cash dividends paid

     (208     (208

Proceeds from stock options exercised

     11        18   

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

     304        3   

Repurchases of common stock

     (40     (43

Net (redemptions/distributions paid)/ subscriptions received from non-controlling interest holders

     (257     (10

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation

     16        47   

Net borrowings/ (repayment of borrowings) by consolidated sponsored investment funds

     70        (202
                

Cash flows from financing activities

     (105     (396
                

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     86        6   
                

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     273        (228

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     2,032        1,656   
                

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 2,305      $ 1,428   
                

Supplemental cash flow information:

    

Cash paid for interest

   $ 26      $ 33   

Cash paid for income taxes

   $ 340      $ 295   

Supplemental non-cash investing and financing activities:

    

Issuance of common stock

   $ 77      $ 109   

Contingent common stock payment related to Quellos transaction

   $ 43      $ —     

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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BlackRock, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

BlackRock, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“BlackRock” or the “Company”) provide diversified investment management services to institutional clients and individual investors through various investment vehicles. Investment management services primarily consist of the management of fixed income, cash management and equity client accounts, the management of a number of open-end and closed-end mutual fund families and other non-U.S. equivalent retail products serving the institutional and retail markets, and the management of alternative funds developed to serve various customer needs. In addition, BlackRock provides market risk management, financial markets advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of clients. Financial markets advisory services include valuation services relating to illiquid securities, dispositions and workout assignments (including long-term portfolio liquidation assignments), risk management and strategic planning and execution.

In September 2006, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (“Merrill Lynch”) contributed the entities and net assets that constituted its investment management business (the “MLIM Business”) to BlackRock via a capital contribution, referred to as the “MLIM Transaction”, and in October 2007, BlackRock acquired certain assets and assumed certain liabilities of the fund of funds business of Quellos Group, LLC (“Quellos”), referred to as the “Quellos Transaction”.

On January 1, 2009, Bank of America Corporation (“Bank of America”) acquired Merrill Lynch, which continues as a subsidiary of Bank of America. In connection with this transaction, BlackRock entered into exchange agreements with each of Merrill Lynch and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”) pursuant to which on February 27, 2009 each exchanged a portion of the BlackRock common stock it held for an equal number of shares of non-voting preferred stock. See Note 11, Capital Stock, for more details on these transactions.

In June 2009, BlackRock announced that it entered into a definitive purchase agreement (the “Barclays Purchase Agreement”) to acquire Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”) from Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”). See Note 16, Pending Transaction.

 

  1. Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

These condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) and include the accounts of the Company and its controlled subsidiaries. Non-controlling interests include the portion of consolidated sponsored investment funds in which the Company does not have direct equity ownership. Significant accounts and transactions between consolidated entities have been eliminated.

 

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The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Certain financial information that normally is included in annual financial statements, including certain financial statement footnotes, is not required for interim reporting purposes and has been condensed or omitted herein. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and notes related thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 2, 2009.

The interim financial information at June 30, 2009 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 is unaudited. However, in the opinion of management, the interim information includes all normal recurring adjustments necessary for the fair presentation of the Company’s results for the periods presented. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full year. Certain prior year amounts have been revised or reclassified to conform to the 2009 presentation including those required by the retrospective adoption of Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Staff Position (“FSP”) APB 14-1, Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement) (“FSP APB 14-1”) (Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 470-20, Debt with Conversion and Other Options), FSP Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) 03-6-1, Determining Whether Instruments Granted in Share-Based Payment Transactions Are Participating Securities (“FSP EITF 03-6-1”) (ASC 260-10, Earnings per Share) and Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 160, Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements – an amendment of ARB No. 51 (ASC 810-10, Consolidation).

Fair Value Measurements

BlackRock adopted SFAS No. 157, Fair Value Measurements (“SFAS No. 157”) (ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures) as of January 1, 2008, which requires, among other things, enhanced disclosures about assets and liabilities that are measured and reported at fair value. SFAS No. 157 establishes a hierarchy that prioritizes inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value and requires companies to disclose the fair value of their financial instruments according to a fair value hierarchy (i.e., Level 1, 2, and 3 inputs, as defined). The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. Additionally, companies are required to provide enhanced disclosure regarding instruments in the Level 3 category (which have inputs to the valuation techniques that are unobservable and require significant management judgment), including a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances separately for each major category of assets and liabilities.

Financial instruments measured and reported at fair value are classified and disclosed in one of the following categories:

Level 1 Inputs – Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities at the reporting date. Level 1 assets include listed mutual funds, equities and certain debt securities.

 

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Fair Value Measurements (continued)

 

Level 2 Inputs – Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities that are not active; and inputs other than quoted prices that are observable, such as models or other valuation methodologies. Assets which generally are included in this category may include short-term floating rate notes and asset-backed securities held by consolidated sponsored cash management funds, securities held within consolidated hedge funds, certain limited partnership interests in hedge funds in which the valuations for substantially all of the investments within the fund are based upon Level 1 or Level 2 inputs, as well as restricted public securities valued at a discount.

Level 3 Inputs – Unobservable inputs for the valuation of the asset or liability. Level 3 assets include investments for which there is little, if any, market activity. These inputs require significant management judgment or estimation. Assets included in this category generally include general and limited partnership interests in private equity funds, funds of private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, and funds of hedge funds and certain held for sale real estate assets.

Level 3 inputs include BlackRock capital accounts for its partnership interests in various alternative investments, including distressed credit hedge funds, real estate and private equity funds. The various partnerships are investment companies which record their underlying investments at fair value based on fair value policies established by management of the underlying fund. Fair value policies at the underlying fund generally require the fund to utilize pricing/valuation information, including independent appraisals, from third party sources, however, in some instances current valuation information, for illiquid securities or securities in markets that are not active, may not be available from any third party source or fund management may conclude that the valuations that are available from third party sources are not reliable. In these instances fund management may perform model-based analytical valuations that may be used to value these investments.

The Company’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to the financial instrument.

 

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  1. Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Basis of Presentation (continued)

 

Classification and Measurement of Redeemable Securities

EITF Topic No. D-98, Classification and Measurement of Redeemable Securities (ASC 480-10, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity), requires temporary equity classification for instruments that are currently redeemable or convertible for cash or other assets at the option of the holder. At June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008 the Company determined that $13 and $266, respectively, of non-controlling interests related to certain consolidated sponsored investment funds were redeemable for cash or other assets, resulting in temporary equity classification on the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition. The amount of temporary equity related to convertible instruments is measured as the excess of the amount of cash required to be exchanged in a hypothetical settlement, as of the balance sheet date, over the current carrying amount of the liability component. During the six months ended June 30, 2009, the 2.625% convertible debentures became convertible at the option of the holders into cash and shares of the Company’s common stock. The amount of cash required to be paid out in a hypothetical settlement exceeded the current carrying amount of the liability component by $2, which was classified as temporary equity–convertible debentures on the condensed consolidated statement of financial condition.

Assets and Liabilities to be Disposed of by Sale

In the course of the business of establishing real estate and private equity sponsored investment funds, the Company may purchase land, properties and third party private equity funds while incurring liabilities directly associated with the assets, together a disposal group, with the intention to sell the disposal group to sponsored investment funds upon their launch. In accordance with the provisions of SFAS No. 144, Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-lived Assets (ASC 360-10, Property, Plant and Equipment) the Company treats these assets and liabilities as a “disposal group”, measured at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value. Losses are recognized for any initial or subsequent write-down to fair value and gains are recognized for any subsequent increase in fair value, but not in excess of the cumulative loss previously recognized.

At June 30, 2009, the Company held disposal group assets of $50 and related liabilities of $49 in other assets and other liabilities, respectively, on its condensed consolidated statement of financial condition. Disposal group liabilities include approximately $47 of borrowings directly associated with the disposal group assets. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2009, the Company recorded a net loss of $0 and $1, respectively within non-operating income (expense) on its condensed consolidated statement of income related to the disposal group.

 

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Accounting Policies Adopted in the Six Months Ended June 30, 2009

Non-Controlling Interests

In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160. SFAS No. 160 establishes accounting and reporting standards for a non-controlling interest in a subsidiary and for the deconsolidation of a subsidiary and clarifies that a non-controlling interest in a subsidiary is an ownership interest in the consolidated entity that should be reported as equity, separate from the parent’s equity, in the consolidated financial statements. In addition, consolidated net income should be adjusted to include the net income attributed to the non-controlling interests. The Company adopted SFAS No. 160 on January 1, 2009. SFAS No. 160 required retrospective adoption of the presentation and disclosure requirements for existing non-controlling interests. All other requirements of SFAS No. 160 are applied prospectively. The adoption of SFAS No. 160 did not impact BlackRock’s stockholders’ equity on the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

Convertible Debt Instruments

In May 2008, the FASB issued FSP APB 14-1. FSP APB 14-1 specifies that for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion, issuers of such instruments should separately account for the liability and equity components in the statement of financial condition. The excess of the initial proceeds of the convertible debt instrument over the amount allocated to the liability component creates a debt discount which should be amortized as interest expense over the expected life of the liability. FSP APB 14-1 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2008 and is to be applied retrospectively. At December 31, 2008, the Company had $249 principal amount of convertible debentures outstanding, which were issued in February 2005, bear interest at a rate of 2.625%, and are due in 2035. The Company retrospectively adopted FSP APB 14-1 on January 1, 2009 resulting in a total cumulative impact of a $9 reduction to retained earnings at December 31, 2008. The effective borrowing rate for nonconvertible debt at the time of issuance of the 2.625% convertible debentures was estimated to be 4.3%, which resulted in $18 of the $250 aggregate principal amount of the debentures issued, or $12 after tax, being attributable to equity. At December 31, 2008 and June 30, 2009, $4 and $2, respectively, of the initial $18 debt discount remained unamortized, and is expected to be amortized to the first put date of the convertible debentures in February 2010. The Company recognized approximately $1 of additional interest expense in each of the three months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 and $2 of additional interest expense in each of the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008.

See below for retrospective EPS impact of adopting FSP APB 14-1 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008.

 

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  1. Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Accounting Policies Adopted in the Six Months Ended June 30, 2009 (continued)

 

Earnings Per Share

In June 2008, the FASB issued FSP EITF 03-6-1 which specifies that all outstanding unvested share-based payment awards that contain rights to nonforfeitable dividends or dividend equivalents are considered participating securities and should be included in the computation of EPS pursuant to the two-class method as defined in SFAS No. 128, Earnings per Share. FSP EITF 03-6-1 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and interim periods within those fiscal years. All prior period EPS data presented must be adjusted retrospectively. Prior to 2009, the Company awarded restricted stock and restricted stock units with nonforfeitable dividend equivalent rights. Restricted stock and restricted stock units awarded in 2009 are not considered participating securities as dividend equivalents are subject to forfeiture prior to vesting of the award. The Company adopted FSP EITF 03-6-1 on January 1, 2009. See below for the retrospective EPS impact of adopting FSP EITF 03-6-1 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008.

EPS Impact of Adoption of FSP APB 14-1, FSP EITF 03-6-1 and SFAS No. 160

The following table illustrates the effect on net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. and earnings per share upon retrospective application of FSP APB 14-1, FSP EITF 03-6-1 and SFAS No. 160 during the three and six months ended June 30, 2008.

 

     Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2008
   Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2008
 

Net income, as previously reported

   $ 274    $ 516   

Impact of FSP APB 14-1

     —        (1
               

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as currently reported

   $ 274    $ 515   
               

Earnings per share attributable to BlackRock, Inc. common stockholders:

     

Basic earnings per common share, as previously reported

   $ 2.12    $ 3.99   

Basic earnings per common share, as currently reported

   $ 2.04    $ 3.85   

Diluted earnings per common share, as previously reported

   $ 2.05    $ 3.87   

Diluted earnings per common share, as currently reported

   $ 2.00    $ 3.78   

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  1. Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Accounting Policies Adopted in the Six Months Ended June 30, 2009 (continued)

 

Fair Value Measurements

In February 2008, the FASB issued FSP FAS 157-2, Effective Date of FASB Statement No157 (“FSP FAS 157-2”) (ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures). FSP FAS 157-2 delayed the effective date of the application of SFAS No. 157 to fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2008 for all non-financial assets and liabilities recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a non-recurring basis. Non-recurring non-financial assets and liabilities include goodwill, indefinite-lived and finite-lived intangible assets and long-lived assets each measured at fair value for purposes of impairment testing, asset retirement and guarantee obligations initially measured at fair value, and those assets and liabilities initially measured at fair value in a business combination or asset purchase. The adoption of the provisions of FSP FAS 157-2 on January 1, 2009 for non-recurring non-financial assets and liabilities did not have a material impact on Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

Fair Value Measurements Disclosures and Impairments of Securities:

In April 2009, the FASB issued the following three FSPs intended to provide additional application guidance and enhance disclosures regarding fair value measurements and impairments of securities:

FSP FAS 115-2 and FAS 124-2, Recognition and Presentation of Other-Than-Temporary Impairments (“FSP FAS 115-2 and FAS 124-2”) (ASC 320-10, Investments – Debt and Equity Securities) amends current other-than-temporary impairment guidance in GAAP for debt securities to make the guidance more operational and to improve the presentation and disclosure of other-than-temporary impairments on debt and equity securities in the financial statements. Under FSP FAS 115-2 and FAS 124-2, an other-than-temporary impairment is triggered if (1) an entity has the intent to sell the security, (2) it is more likely than not that an entity will be required to sell the security before recovery, or (3) an entity does not expect to recover the entire amortized cost basis of the security. If an entity does not intend to sell a security and it is not more likely than not that the entity will be required to sell the security, but the security has suffered a credit loss, the impairment charge will be separated into the credit loss component, which is recorded in earnings, and the remainder is recorded in other comprehensive income. This FSP does not amend existing recognition and measurement guidance related to other-than-temporary impairments of equity securities.

FSP FAS 157-4, Determining Fair Value When the Volume and Level of Activity for the Asset or Liability Have Significantly Decreased and Identifying Transactions That Are Not Orderly (“FSP FAS 157-4”) (ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures), provides additional guidance on determining when the volume and level of activity for an asset or liability has significantly decreased. FSP FAS 157-4 also includes guidance on identifying circumstances that indicate a transaction is not orderly.

 

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  1. Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Accounting Policies Adopted in the Six Months Ended June 30, 2009 (continued)

Fair Value Measurements Disclosures and Impairments of Securities (continued):

 

FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1, Interim Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments (“FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1”) (ASC 825-10, Financial Instruments), amends SFAS No. 107, Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments, to expand the required qualitative and quantitative disclosures about fair value of financial instruments to interim reporting periods for publicly traded entities. FSP FAS 107-1 and APB 28-1 also amends APB Opinion No. 28, Interim Financial Reporting (ASC 270-10, Interim Reporting), to require those disclosures in summarized financial information at interim reporting periods.

The adoption of all three FSPs as of April 1, 2009, did not materially impact the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

Business Combinations

In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141 (revised), Business Combinations (ASC 805, Business Combinations), and in April 2009, the FASB issued FSP 141(R)-1, Accounting for Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed in a Business Combination That Arise From Contingencies, together (“SFAS No. 141(R)”). SFAS No. 141(R) replaces SFAS No. 141, Business Combinations (“SFAS No. 141”), while retaining the fundamental requirements of SFAS No. 141 that the acquisition method of accounting (the purchase method) be used for all business combinations and for an acquirer to be identified for each business combination. SFAS No. 141(R) further defines the acquirer, establishes the acquisition date and broadens the scope of transactions that qualify as business combinations.

Additionally, SFAS No. 141(R) changes the fair value measurement provisions for assets acquired, liabilities assumed and any non-controlling interest in the acquiree, provides guidance for the measurement of fair value in a step acquisition, changes the requirements for recognizing assets acquired and liabilities assumed subject to contingencies, provides guidance on recognition and measurement of contingent consideration and requires that acquisition-related costs of the acquirer generally be expensed as incurred. Liabilities for unrecognized tax benefits related to tax positions assumed in business combinations that settled prior to the adoption of SFAS No. 141(R) affected goodwill. If such liabilities reverse subsequent to the adoption of SFAS No. 141(R), such reversals will affect the income tax provision in the period of reversal. SFAS No. 141(R) applies prospectively to business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2008. The Company adopted SFAS No. 141(R) on January 1, 2009. The adoption of SFAS No. 141(R) impacted the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements in the six months ended June 30, 2009 as certain acquisition related costs in connection with the Barclays Global Investors Transaction have been expensed as incurred. See Note 16, Pending Transaction.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  1. Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Accounting Policies Adopted in the Six Months Ended June 30, 2009 (continued)

 

Useful Life of Intangible Assets

In April 2008, the FASB issued FSP FAS 142-3, Determination of the Useful Life of Intangible Assets (“FSP FAS 142-3”) (ASC 350-30, IntangiblesGoodwill and Other). FSP FAS 142-3 amends the factors that should be considered in developing renewal or extension assumptions used to determine the useful life of a recognized intangible asset under SFAS No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets (“SFAS No. 142”) (ASC 350-30, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other). FSP FAS 142-3 requires that an entity shall consider its own experience in renewing similar arrangements. FSP FAS 142-3 is intended to improve the consistency between the useful life of an intangible asset determined under SFAS No. 142 and the period of expected cash flows used to measure the fair value of the asset under SFAS No. 141(R) and other GAAP. FSP FAS 142-3 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The adoption on January 1, 2009 of FSP FAS 142-3 did not materially impact the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

Disclosures about Derivative Instruments

In March 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 161, Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities – an amendment of SFAS No. 133 (“SFAS No. 161”) (ASC 815-10, Derivatives and Hedging). SFAS No. 161 expands the disclosure requirements for derivative instruments and hedging activities. SFAS No. 161 specifically requires enhanced disclosures addressing: a) how and why an entity uses derivative instruments, b) how derivative instruments and related hedged items are accounted for under SFAS No. 133 and its related interpretations and c) how derivative instruments and related hedged items affect an entity’s financial position, financial performance and cash flows. SFAS No. 161 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after November 15, 2008. The adoption on January 1, 2009 of the additional disclosure requirements of SFAS No. 161 did not materially impact the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

Meaning of Indexed to a Company’s Own Stock

In June 2008, the FASB issued EITF No. 07-5, Determining Whether an Instrument (or Embedded Feature) is Indexed to an Entity’s Own Stock (“EITF 07-5”) (ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging: Contracts in Entity’s Own Entity). EITF 07-5 provides guidance for determining whether an equity-linked financial instrument (or embedded feature) is indexed to an entity’s own stock. To meet the definition of “indexed to its own stock,” an instrument's contingent exercise provisions must not be based on an observable market other than the market for the issuer’s stock, and its settlement amount must be based only on those variables that are inputs to the fair value of a “fixed-for-fixed” forward or option on an entity’s equity shares. EITF 07-5 was adopted on January 1, 2009 and did not change the classification or measurement of the Company’s financial instruments.

 

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  1. Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Accounting Policies Adopted in the Six Months Ended June 30, 2009 (continued)

 

Subsequent Events

In May 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 165, Subsequent Events (“SFAS No. 165”) (ASC 855-10, Subsequent Events), which provides guidance to establish general standards of accounting for and disclosures of events that occur after balance sheet date but before financial statements are issued or are available to be issued. SFAS No. 165 is effective for interim or fiscal periods ending after June 15, 2009. The Company adopted SFAS No. 165 on June 30, 2009. The adoption of SFAS No. 165 did not materially impact the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements. See Note 17, Subsequent Events, for further discussion.

Recent Accounting Developments

New Consolidation Guidance for Variable Interest Entities:

In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 167, Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R) (“SFAS No. 167”), which amends the consolidation guidance for variable interest entities under FIN 46(R). The amendments include: (1) the elimination of the exemption from consolidation for qualifying special purpose entities, (2) a new approach for determining the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity (“VIE”), which requires that the primary beneficiary have both (i) the power to control the most significant activities of the VIE and (ii) either the obligation to absorb losses or the right to receive benefits that could potentially be significant to the VIE, and (3) the requirement to continually reassess who should consolidate a variable-interest entity. SFAS No. 167 is effective for the beginning of an entity’s first annual reporting period that begins after November 15, 2009, for interim periods within that first annual reporting period and for interim and annual reporting periods thereafter.

The Company does not expect the adoption of SFAS No. 167 to impact net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. or its stockholders’ equity, however, it is currently evaluating the impact to its condensed consolidated financial statements, as a result of consolidating the assets and liabilities and net income (loss) of certain VIEs in addition to a corresponding non-controlling interest liability and allocation of net income (loss) to non-controlling interests.

 

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  2. Investments

A summary of the carrying value of total investments is as follows:

 

     June 30,
2009
   December 31,
2008

Available-for-sale investments

   $ 70    $ 101

Trading investments

     134      122

Other investments:

     

Consolidated sponsored investment funds (non cash management funds)

     342      349

Consolidated sponsored cash management funds

     —        326

Equity method investments

     387      501

Deferred compensation plan hedge fund equity method investments

     24      30
             

Total other investments

     753      1,206
             

Total investments

   $ 957    $ 1,429
             

At June 30, 2009, the Company had $418 of total investments held by consolidated sponsored investment funds of which $76 and $342 were classified as trading investments and other investments, respectively.

At December 31, 2008, the Company had $728 of total investments held by consolidated sponsored investment funds of which $53 and $675 were classified as trading investments and other investments, respectively.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  2. Investments (continued)

 

Available-for-sale investments

A summary of the cost and carrying value of investments classified as available-for-sale, is as follows:

 

June 30, 2009

   Cost    Gross Unrealized     Carrying
Value
      Gains    Losses    

Available-for-sale investments:

          

Equity securities:

          

Sponsored investment funds

   $ 8    $ —      $ (2   $ 6

Collateralized debt obligations (“CDOs”)

     3      —        —          3

Debt securities:

          

Mortgage debt

     40      —        —          40

Asset-backed debt

     14      1      —          15

Corporate debt

     3      —        —          3

Foreign government debt

     2      1      —          3
                            

Total available-for-sale investments

   $ 70    $ 2    $ (2   $ 70
                            

December 31, 2008

   Cost    Gross Unrealized     Carrying
Value
      Gains    Losses    

Available-for-sale investments:

          

Sponsored investment funds

   $ 109    $ —      $ (16   $ 93

Collateralized debt obligations

     6      —        (2     4

Other debt securities

     4      —        —          4
                            

Total available-for-sale investments

   $ 119    $ —      $ (18   $ 101
                            

Available-for-sale investments includes debt securities received upon closure of an enhanced cash fund, in lieu of the Company’s remaining investment in the fund and securities purchased from another enhanced cash fund.

During the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, the Company recorded other-than-temporary impairments of $4, including $2 related to credit loss impairments on debt securities, and $5, respectively which was recorded in non-operating income (expense) on the condensed consolidated statements of income. The $2 credit loss impairment was determined by comparing the estimated discounted cash flows versus the amortized cost for each individual security.

The Company has reviewed the gross unrealized losses of $2 as of June 30, 2009 related to available-for-sale equity securities, of which $1 had been in a loss position for greater than twelve months, and determined that these unrealized losses were not other-than-temporary primarily because the Company has the ability and intent to hold the securities for a period of time sufficient to allow for recovery of such unrealized losses. As a result, the Company did not record additional impairments on such equity securities.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  2. Investments (continued)

Available-for-sale investments (continued)

 

The Company has reviewed the gross unrealized losses of less than $1 as of June 30, 2009 related to available-for-sale debt securities, of which less than $1 has been in a loss position of greater than twelve months, and determined that these unrealized losses were not other-than-temporary primarily because the Company did not have the intent to sell the securities and it was not more likely than not that the Company would be required to sell the security prior to recovery of its amortized costs basis. As a result, the Company did not record additional impairments on such debt securities.

Trading and Other Investments

A summary of the cost and carrying value of trading and other investments is as follows:

 

     June 30, 2009    December 31, 2008
     Cost    Carrying
Value
   Cost    Carrying
Value

Trading investments:

           

Deferred compensation plan mutual fund investments

   $ 39    $ 37    $ 32    $ 29

Equity securities

     108      76      109      75

Debt securities:

           

Municipal debt

     11      10      9      7

Foreign government debt

     9      9      8      7

Corporate debt

     1      1      1      1

U.S. government debt

     1      1      3      3
                           

Total trading investments

   $ 169    $ 134    $ 162    $ 122
                           

Other investments:

           

Consolidated sponsored investment funds (non cash management)

   $ 383    $ 342    $ 376    $ 349

Consolidated sponsored cash management funds

     —        —        333      326

Equity method

     705      387      752      501

Deferred compensation plan hedge fund equity method investments

     40      24      39      30
                           

Total other investments

   $ 1,128    $ 753    $ 1,500    $ 1,206
                           

Trading investments include certain deferred compensation plan mutual fund investments, equity and debt securities within certain consolidated sponsored investment funds and equity and debt securities held in separate accounts for the purpose of establishing an investment history in various investment strategies before being marketed to investors.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  2. Investments (continued)

 

Maturity Dates

The carrying value of debt securities, classified as available-for-sale, trading or other investments, by maturity at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008 is as follows:

 

Maturity date

   June 30,
2009
   December 31,
2008

<1 year

   $ 39    $ 329

>1-5 years

     7      2

>5-10 years

     7      3

> 10 years

     29      14
             

Total

   $ 82    $ 348
             

At June 30, 2009, the debt securities in the table above primarily consisted of mortgage, asset-backed, municipal, corporate, U.S. and foreign government debt securities a portion of which are held by consolidated sponsored investment funds which are consolidated in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of financial condition. In addition, at December 31, 2008, the debt securities in the table above included floating rate notes and asset backed securities held by consolidated sponsored cash management funds.

Impact of Consolidated Sponsored Investment Funds

The Company consolidates certain sponsored investment funds primarily because it is deemed to control such investments in accordance with GAAP. The investments that are owned by these consolidated sponsored investment funds are classified as other or trading investments. At June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, the following balances related to these funds were consolidated in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition:

 

     June 30,
2009
    December 31,
2008
 

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 49      $ 61   

Investments

     418        728   

Other net assets (liabilities)

     (7     12   

Non-controlling interests

     (226     (491
                

Total net interests in consolidated investment funds

   $ 234      $ 310   
                

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  2. Investments (continued)

Impact of Consolidated Sponsored Investment Funds (continued)

 

BlackRock’s total exposure to consolidated sponsored investment funds of $234 and $310 at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively, represents the fair value of the Company’s economic ownership interest in these sponsored investment funds. Valuation changes associated with these consolidated investment funds are reflected in non-operating income (expense) and net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests. During the three months ended June 30, 2009, BlackRock took necessary steps to grant additional rights to the unaffiliated investors in one consolidated sponsored investment fund, which resulted in deconsolidation of this fund and the elimination of $85, $76, and $9 of investments, borrowings, and nonredeemable non-controlling interests, respectively. Approximately $0 and $6 of borrowings by consolidated sponsored investment funds at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively, were included in other liabilities on the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

The Company may not be readily able to access cash and cash equivalents held by consolidated sponsored investment funds to use in its operating activities. In addition, the Company may not be readily able to sell investments held by consolidated sponsored investment funds in order to obtain cash for use in its operations.

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  3. Fair Value Disclosures

Assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis at June 30, 2009 were as follows:

 

     Quoted
Prices in
Active
Markets for
Identical
Assets
(Level 1)
   Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
   Significant
Unobservable
Inputs

(Level 3)
   Other Assets
Not Held at
Fair Value(1)
   June 30,
2009

Assets:

              

Investments:

              

Available-for-sale

   $ 8    $ 59    $ 3    $ —      $ 70

Trading

     124      10      —        —        134

Other investments:

              

Consolidated sponsored investment funds (non cash management funds)

     10      1      331      —        342

Equity method

     10      —        348      29      387

Deferred compensation plan hedge fund equity method investments

     —        10      14      —        24
                                  

Total investments

     152      80      696      29      957

Separate account assets

     3,020      88      3      20      3,131

Other assets(2)

     —        11      50      —        61
                                  

Total assets measured at fair value

   $ 3,172    $ 179    $ 749    $ 49    $ 4,149
                                  

 

(1)

Comprised of equity method investments, which include investment companies, and other assets which in accordance with GAAP are not accounted for under a fair value measure. In accordance with GAAP, certain equity method investees do not account for both their financial assets and financial liabilities under fair value measures; therefore, the Company’s investment in such equity method investee may not represent fair value.

(2)

Includes disposal group assets and company-owned and split-dollar life insurance policies.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  3. Fair Value Disclosures (continued)

 

Assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis at December 31, 2008 were as follows:

 

     Quoted
Prices in
Active
Markets for
Identical
Assets
(Level 1)
   Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
   Significant
Unobservable
Inputs

(Level 3)
   Other Assets
Not Held at
Fair Value(1)
   December 31,
2008

Assets:

              

Investments:

              

Available-for-sale

   $ 63    $ 34    $ 4    $ —      $ 101

Trading

     113      9      —        —        122

Other investments:

              

Consolidated sponsored investment funds (non cash management funds)

     —        21      328      —        349

Consolidated sponsored cash management funds

     —        326      —        —        326

Equity method

     —        —        461      40      501

Deferred compensation plan hedge fund investments

     —        10      20      —        30
                                  

Total investments

     176      400      813      40      1,429

Separate account assets

     2,461      85      4      73      2,623

Other assets(2)

     —        9      64      —        73
                                  

Total assets measured at fair value

   $ 2,637    $ 494    $ 881    $ 113    $ 4,125
                                  

 

(1)

Comprised of equity method investments, which include investment companies, and other assets which in accordance with GAAP are not accounted for under a fair value measure. In accordance with GAAP, certain equity method investees do not account for both their financial assets and financial liabilities under fair value measures; therefore, the Company’s investment in such equity method investee may not represent fair value.

(2)

Includes disposal group assets and company-owned and split-dollar life insurance policies.

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  3. Fair Value Disclosures (continued)

Fair Value Measurements (continued)

 

BlackRock Pensions Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company is a registered life insurance company that maintains separate account assets, representing segregated funds held for purposes of funding individual and group pension contracts, and equal and offsetting separate account liabilities. At June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, the Level 3 separate account assets were approximately $3 and $4, respectively. The changes in Level 3 assets primarily relate to purchases, sales and gains/(losses). The net investment income and net gains and losses attributable to separate account assets accrue directly to the contract owner and are not reported as non-operating income (expense) on the condensed consolidated statements of income.

Level 3 assets, which include equity method investments and consolidated investments of real estate funds, private equity funds and funds of private equity funds, are valued based upon valuations received from internal as well as third party fund managers. Fair valuations at the underlying funds are based on a combination of methods, which may include third-party independent appraisals and discounted cash flow techniques. Direct investments in private equity companies held by funds of private equity funds are valued based on an assessment of each underlying investment, incorporating evaluation of additional significant third party financing, changes in valuations of comparable peer companies, the business environment of the companies and market indices, among other factors.

Changes in Level 3 Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2009

 

     Investments     Other
Assets
    Other
Liabilities
 

March 31, 2009

   $ 666      $ 51      $ 76   

Realized and unrealized gains / (losses), net

     78        (1     —     

Purchases, sales, other settlements and issuances, net

     (48     —          (76

Net transfers in and/or out of Level 3

     —          —          —     
                        

June 30, 2009

   $ 696      $ 50      $ —     
                        

Total net gains (losses) for the period included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains or (losses) relating to assets still held at the reporting date

   $ 76      $ (1   $ —     

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  3. Fair Value Disclosures (continued)

Fair Value Measurements (continued)

 

Changes in Level 3 Assets Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2009

 

     Investments     Other
Assets
 

December 31, 2008

   $ 813      $ 64   

Realized and unrealized gains / (losses), net

     (40     (15

Purchases, sales, other settlements and issuances, net

     (58     1   

Net transfers in and/or out of Level 3

     (19     —     
                

June 30, 2009

   $ 696      $ 50   
                

Total net (losses) for the period included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains or (losses) relating to assets still held at the reporting date

   $ (40   $ (15

Changes in Level 3 Investments Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2008

 

     Three
Months
Ended
June 30,
2008
    Six
Months
Ended
June 30,
2008
 

Beginning of period

   $ 1,289      $ 1,240   

Realized and unrealized gains / (losses), net

     (8     (1

Purchases, sales, other settlements and issuances, net

     137        179   

Net transfers in and/or out of Level 3

     (32     (32
                

June 30, 2008

   $ 1,386      $ 1,386   
                

Total net (losses) for the period included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains or (losses) relating to assets still held at the reporting date

   $ (13   $ (19

Realized and unrealized gains and losses recorded for Level 3 investments are reported in non-operating income (expense) on the condensed consolidated statements of income. A portion of net income (loss) for consolidated investments is allocated to non-controlling interests to reflect net income (loss) not attributable to the Company.

The Company transfers assets in and/or out of Level 3 as of the beginning of the period when significant inputs, including performance attributes, used for the fair value measurement become observable or when the book value of certain equity method investments no longer represent fair value as determined under fair value methodologies.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

 

  4. Variable Interest Entities (“VIEs”)

In the normal course of business, the Company is the manager of various types of sponsored investment vehicles, including collateralized debt obligations and sponsored investment funds, which may be considered VIEs. The Company receives management fees or other incentive related fees for its services and may from time to time own equity or debt securities or enter into derivatives with the vehicles, each of which are considered variable interests. The Company enters into these variable interests principally to address client needs through the launch of such investment vehicles. The VIEs are primarily financed via capital contributed by equity and debt holders. The Company’s involvement in financing the operations of the VIEs is limited to its equity interests, unfunded capital commitments for certain sponsored investment funds and two capital support agreements for two enhanced cash funds at December 31, 2008 both of which have been terminated in 2009, due to closure of the funds.

The primary beneficiary of a VIE is the enterprise that has a variable interest (or combination of variable interests, including those of related parties) that will absorb a majority of the entity’s expected losses, receive a majority of the entity’s expected residual returns or both. In order to determine whether the Company is the primary beneficiary of a VIE, management must make significant estimates and assumptions of probable future cash flows and assign probabilities to different cash flow scenarios. Assumptions made in such analyses include, but are not limited to, market prices of securities, market interest rates, potential credit defaults on individual securities or default rates on a portfolio of securities, realization of gains, liquidity or marketability of certain securities, discount rates and the probability of certain other outcomes.

VIEs in which BlackRock is the Primary Beneficiary

As a result of consolidating one VIE, a private sponsored investment fund, at June 30, 2009, the Company recorded $52 of net assets, primarily investments and cash and cash equivalents. These net assets were offset by $52 of nonredeemable non-controlling interests which reflect the equity ownership of third parties, on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of financial condition. For the period ended June 30, 2009, the Company recorded a non-operating expense of $6 offset by a $6 net loss attributable to nonredeemable non-controlling interests on its condensed consolidated statements of income. The Company has no risk of loss with its involvement with this VIE.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  4. Variable Interest Entities (continued)

 

As of December 31, 2008

 

          Maximum Risk of Loss
   VIE Net
Assets That
the
Company
Consolidates
   Equity
Interests
   Capital
Support
Agreements
   Total

Sponsored enhanced cash management funds

   $ 328    $ 88    $ 45    $ 133

Other sponsored investment funds

     55      —        —        —  
                           

Total

   $ 383    $ 88    $ 45    $ 133
                           

As a result of consolidating three private investment funds at December 31, 2008, the Company recorded $383 of net assets, primarily investments and cash and cash equivalents. These net assets were offset by $319 of non-controlling interests which reflect the equity ownership of third parties, on its condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

The maximum risk of loss related to the capital support agreements in the table above reflect the Company’s total obligation under the capital support agreements with the two enhanced cash funds. The fair value of the Company’s obligation related to the two capital support agreements recorded at December 31, 2008 was $18.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  4. Variable Interest Entities (continued)

 

VIEs in which BlackRock holds significant variable interests or is the sponsor that holds a variable interest but is not the Primary Beneficiary of the VIE

At June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, the Company’s carrying value of assets and liabilities and its maximum risk of loss related to VIEs in which it holds a significant variable interest or is the sponsor that holds a variable interest, but for which it was not the primary beneficiary, was as follows:

As of June 30, 2009

 

               Variable Interests on the Condensed
Statement of Financial Condition
     
     VIE Assets
That the
Company
Does Not
Consolidate
   VIE
Liabilities
That the
Company
Does Not
Consolidate
   Investments    Receivables    Other Net
Assets
(Liabilities)
    Maximum
Risk of
Loss

CDOs

   $ 6,348    $ 14,276    $ 3    $ 3    $ (1   $ 22

Sponsored cash management fund

     1,333      —        —        —        —          —  

Other sponsored investment funds

     10,163      2,010      11      11      7        22
                                          

Total

   $ 17,844    $ 16,286    $ 14    $ 14    $ 6      $ 44
                                          

The assets of the VIEs are primarily comprised of cash and cash equivalents and investments and the liabilities are primarily comprised of debt obligations (CDO debt holders) and various accruals.

At June 30, 2009, BlackRock’s maximum risk of loss associated with these VIEs primarily relates to: (i) BlackRock’s equity investments, (ii) management fee receivables and (iii) credit protection sold by BlackRock to a third party in a synthetic CDO transaction.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  4. Variable Interest Entities (continued)

 

As of December 31, 2008

 

               Variable Interests on the Condensed
Statement of Financial Condition
     
     VIE Assets
That the
Company
Does Not
Consolidate
   VIE
Liabilities
That the
Company
Does Not
Consolidate
   Investments    Receivables    Other Net
Assets
(Liabilities)
    Maximum
Risk of
Loss

CDOs

   $ 6,660    $ 14,487    $ 4    $ 5    $ (1   $ 25

Sponsored cash management fund

     733      —        —        —        —          —  

Other sponsored investment funds

     5,813      440      9      9      (6     18
                                          

Total

   $ 13,206    $ 14,927    $ 13    $ 14    $ (7   $ 43
                                          

The assets of the VIEs are primarily comprised of cash and cash equivalents and investments and the liabilities are primarily comprised of debt obligations (CDO debt holders) and various accruals.

At December 31, 2008, BlackRock’s maximum risk of loss associated with these VIEs primarily relates to: (i) BlackRock’s equity investments, (ii) management fee receivables and (iii) credit protection sold by BlackRock to a third party in a synthetic CDO transaction.

 

  5. Derivatives and Hedging

For the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, the Company did not hold any derivatives designated in a formal hedge relationship under SFAS No. 133, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities (ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging), as amended.

During the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, the Company was a counterparty to a series of total return swaps to economically hedge against changes in fair value of certain investments in sponsored investment products. At June 30, 2009, the outstanding total return swaps had an aggregate notional value of approximately $36 and net realized and change in unrealized gains/losses of approximately ($2) and $12 for the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively, which were included in non-operating income (expense) in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of income. At June 30, 2009, an unrealized gain of less than $1 was included in other assets on the condensed consolidated statement of financial condition.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  5. Derivatives and Hedging (continued)

 

In December 2007, BlackRock entered into capital support agreements, up to $100, with two enhanced cash funds. These capital support agreements were backed by letters of credit issued under BlackRock’s revolving credit facility. In December 2008, the capital support agreements were modified to be up to $45 and were no longer backed by the letters of credit. In January and May 2009, the capital support agreements were terminated, due to the closure of the related funds. During the six months ended June 30, 2009, the Company provided approximately $4 of capital contributions to the funds under the capital support agreements. At December 31, 2008, the derivative liability for the fair value of the capital support agreements for two funds totaled approximately $18. The fair value of these liabilities increased and decreased as BlackRock’s obligation under the guarantee fluctuated based on the fair value of the derivative. Upon closure of the funds, the liability decreased $11, while the change in the liability was included in general and administration expenses.

 

  6. Goodwill

Goodwill at June 30, 2009 and changes during the six months ended June 30, 2009 were as follows:

 

December 31, 2008

   $ 5,533

Net additions related to:

  

Quellos

     189

Other

     1
      

June 30, 2009

   $ 5,723
      

During the six months ended June 30, 2009, the Company increased goodwill by $190. The increase relates primarily to a $156 cash payment and a common stock issuance of $43 related to the first contingent payment in connection with the Quellos Transaction, offset by a $10 decline related to tax benefits realized from tax-deductible goodwill in excess of book goodwill.

At June 30, 2009, the balance of the Quellos tax-deductible goodwill in excess of book goodwill was approximately $391. Goodwill related to the Quellos Transaction will continue to be reduced in future periods by the amount of tax benefits realized from tax-deductible goodwill in excess of book goodwill.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  7. Intangible Assets

The carrying amounts of identifiable intangible assets are summarized as follows:

 

     Indefinite-lived
intangible assets
   Finite-lived
intangible assets
    Total  

December 31, 2008

   $ 5,378    $ 1,063      $ 6,441   

Addition

     —        2        2   

Amortization expense

     —        (72     (72
                       

June 30, 2009

   $ 5,378    $ 993      $ 6,371   
                       

In April 2009, the Company acquired $2 of finite-life management contracts with a five-year estimated useful life associated with the acquisition of the R3 Capital Partners funds.

 

  8. Borrowings

Short-Term Borrowings

In August 2007, the Company entered into a five-year $2,500 unsecured revolving credit facility (“the 2007 facility”). The 2007 facility requires the Company not to exceed a maximum leverage ratio (ratio of net debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, where net debt equals total debt less domestic unrestricted cash) of 3 to 1, which was satisfied at June 30, 2009.

At June 30, 2009, the Company had $200 outstanding under the 2007 facility with an interest rate of 0.49% and a maturity date during July 2009. During July 2009, the Company rolled over the $200 in borrowings with an interest rate of 0.47% and a maturity date in August 2009.

Lehman Commercial Paper, Inc. has a $140 participation under the 2007 facility; however, BlackRock does not expect that Lehman Commercial Paper, Inc. will honor its commitment to fund additional amounts.

Bank of America, a related party, has a $140 participation under the 2007 facility.

In June 2009, BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, renewed its five billion Japanese yen commitment-line agreement with a banking institution (the “Japan Commitment-line”) for a term of one year. The Japan Commitment-line is intended to provide liquidity flexibility for operating requirements in Japan. At June 30, 2009, the Company had no borrowings outstanding under the Japan Commitment-line.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  8. Borrowings (continued)

 

Convertible Debentures

The carrying value of the convertible debentures included the following:

 

     June 30,
2009
    December 31,
2008
 

2.625% Convertible debentures due in 2035

    

Maturity amount

   $ 249      $ 249   

Unamortized discount

     (2     (4
                

Total

   $ 247      $ 245   
                

The Company recognized $6 in each of the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 of interest expense, comprised in both periods of $4 related to the coupon and $2 related to amortization of the discount. At June 30, 2009, the estimated fair value of the convertible debentures was $442, which was estimated using a market price at June 30, 2009.

Long-Term Borrowings

The carrying value of long-term borrowings included the following:

 

     June 30,
2009
    December 31,
2008
 

6.25% Senior notes due in 2017

    

Maturity amount

   $ 700      $ 700   

Unamortized discount

     (5     (5
                

Total long-term senior notes

     695        695   

Other long-term borrowings

     —          2   
                

Total long-term borrowings

   $ 695      $ 697   
                

At June 30, 2009, the estimated fair value of the senior notes was $699, which was estimated using an applicable bond index at June 30, 2009.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  9. Related Party Transactions

At June 30, 2009, the Company was committed to provide financing of up to $60, until March 2010, to Anthracite Capital, Inc. (“Anthracite”), a specialty commercial real estate finance company that is managed by a subsidiary of BlackRock. The financing is collateralized by Anthracite pledging its ownership interest in an investment fund which is also managed by a subsidiary of BlackRock. At June 30, 2009, $33.5 of financing was outstanding which matured in July 2009. Upon maturity Anthracite rolled over the borrowings with a new maturity date of October 2009. As of June 2009, the value of the collateral was estimated to be $28.5, which resulted in the Company reducing the outstanding balance included in due from related parties on the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of financial condition by $5 and recorded a charge to general and administration expense. Based on the value of the collateral and the borrowings outstanding of such date, the Company has no obligation to loan new amounts to Anthracite under this facility. The Company has granted waivers for certain breaches of financial covenants of Anthracite’s credit facility.

In July 2008, the Company entered into an amended and restated stockholder agreement and an amended and restated global distribution agreement with Merrill Lynch.

These changes to the stockholder agreement with Merrill Lynch, among other items, (i) provide Merrill Lynch with additional flexibility to form or acquire asset managers substantially all of the business of which is devoted to non-traditional investment management strategies such as short selling, leverage, arbitrage, specialty finance and quantitatively-driven structured trades; (ii) expand the definition of change in control of Merrill Lynch to include the disposition of two-thirds or more of its Global Private Client business; (iii) extend the general termination date to the later of July 16, 2013 or the date Merrill Lynch's beneficial ownership of BlackRock voting securities falls below 20%; and (iv) clarify certain other provisions in the agreement.

The changes in the global distribution agreement in relation to the prior agreement, among other things, (i) provide for an extension of the term to five years from the date of a change in control of Merrill Lynch (to January 1, 2014 following Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch) and one automatic 3-year extension if certain conditions are satisfied; (ii) strengthen the obligations of Merrill Lynch to achieve revenue neutrality across the range of BlackRock products distributed by Merrill Lynch if the pricing or structure of particular products is required to be changed; (iii) obligate Merrill Lynch to seek to obtain distribution arrangements for BlackRock products from buyers of any portion of its distribution business on the same terms as the global distribution agreement for a period of at least 3 years; and (iv) restrict the manner in which products managed by alternative asset managers in which Merrill Lynch has an interest may be distributed by Merrill Lynch.

In connection with the closings under the exchange agreements, (see Note 11, Capital Stock), on February 27, 2009 BlackRock entered into a second amended and restated stockholder agreement with Merrill Lynch and an amended and restated implementation and stockholder agreement with PNC, and a third amendment to the share surrender agreement with PNC.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  9. Related Party Transactions (continued)

 

The changes contained in the amended and restated stockholder agreement with Merrill Lynch, in relation to the prior agreement, among other things, (i) revised the definitions of “Fair Market Value,” “Ownership Cap” and “Significant Stockholder”; and (ii) amended or supplemented certain other definitions and provisions therein to incorporate series B preferred stock and series C preferred stock, respectively. The changes contained in the amended and restated stockholder agreement with PNC, in relation to the prior agreement, among other things, (i) revised the definitions of “Fair Market Value,” “Ownership Cap,” “Ownership Percentage,” “Ownership Threshold” and “Significant Stockholder”; and (ii) amended or supplemented certain other provisions therein to incorporate series B preferred stock and series C preferred stock, respectively.

The amendment to the share surrender agreement provided for the substitution of series C preferred stock for the shares of common stock subject to the share surrender agreement.

 

  10. Restructuring Charges

During the three months ended March 31, 2009, the Company continued to reduce its workforce globally. This action was the result of business reengineering efforts designed to streamline operations, enhance competitiveness and better position the Company in the asset management marketplace. The Company recorded a pre-tax restructuring charge of $22 ($14 after-tax) for the three months ended March 31, 2009. This charge was comprised of $15 of severance and associated outplacement costs, $4 of property costs associated with the lease payments for the remaining term in excess of the estimated sublease proceeds and $3 of expenses related to the accelerated amortization of previously granted stock-based compensation awards.

The following table presents a rollforward of the Company’s restructuring liability, which is included within other liabilities on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

 

Liability as of December 31, 2008

   $ 21   

Additions

     22   

Cash payments

     (30

Non-cash charges

     (3
        

Liability as of June 30, 2009

   $ 10   
        

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  11. Capital Stock

On January 1, 2009, Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch. In connection with this transaction, BlackRock entered into exchange agreements with each of Merrill Lynch and PNC pursuant to which each agreed to exchange a portion of the BlackRock common stock it held for an equal number of shares of non-voting participating preferred stock. On February 27, 2009, Merrill Lynch exchanged (i) 49,865,000 shares of BlackRock’s common stock for a like number of shares of BlackRock’s series B non-voting participating preferred stock, and (ii) 12,604,918 shares of BlackRock’s series A preferred stock for a like number of shares of series B preferred stock, and PNC exchanged (i) 17,872,000 shares of BlackRock’s common stock for a like number of shares of series B preferred stock and (ii) 2,889,467 shares of BlackRock’s common stock for a like number of shares of BlackRock’s series C non-voting participating preferred stock. On June 30, 2009, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch owned approximately 4.6% of BlackRock’s voting common stock and 46.3% of BlackRock’s capital stock on a fully diluted basis, and PNC owned approximately 43.9% of BlackRock’s voting common stock and 30.8% of BlackRock’s capital stock on a fully diluted basis.

Below is a summary description of the series B and C preferred stock issued in the exchanges.

The series B non-voting participating preferred stock:

 

   

is non-voting except as otherwise provided by applicable law;

 

   

participates in dividends on a basis generally equal to the common stock;

 

   

benefits from a liquidation preference of $0.01 per share; and

 

   

is mandatorily convertible to BlackRock common stock upon transfer to an unrelated party.

The series C non-voting participating preferred stock:

 

   

is non-voting except as otherwise provided by applicable law;

 

   

participates in dividends on a basis generally equal to the common stock;

 

   

benefits from a liquidation preference of $40.00 per share; and

 

   

is only convertible to BlackRock common stock upon the termination of the obligations of PNC under its share surrender agreement with BlackRock.

In June 2009, the Company issued 2,133,713 shares of BlackRock's common stock at $140.60 per share. The proceeds of the issuance will be used to fund the purchase of Barclays Global Investors (see Note 16, Pending Transaction).

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  11. Capital Stock (continued)

 

At June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, BlackRock had 20,000,000 series A non-voting participating preferred shares, $0.01 par value, authorized. At June 30, 2009, BlackRock had 150,000,000 and 6,000,000 series B and series C, respectively non-voting participating preferred shares, $0.01 par value, authorized.

The Company’s common and preferred shares issued and outstanding and activity for the six months ended June 30, 2009 was as follows:

 

    Shares Issued   Shares Outstanding
    Common
Shares
    Escrow
Common
Shares
    Treasury
Common
Shares
    Preferred
Shares

Series A
    Preferred
Shares
Series B
  Preferred
Shares
Series C
  Common
Shares
    Preferred
Shares

Series A
    Preferred
Shares
Series B
  Preferred
Shares
Series C

December 31, 2008

  118,573,367      (911,266   (370,991   12,604,918      —     —     117,291,110      12,604,918      —     —  

Issuance of common shares to institutional investor

  2,133,713      —        —        —        —     —     2,133,713      —        —     —  

Issuance of common shares for contingent consideration

  330,341      —        —        —        —     —     330,341      —        —     —  

Net issuance of common shares related to employee stock transactions

  415,503      —        422,390      —        —     —     837,893      —        —     —  

Exchange of preferred shares series A for preferred shares series B

  —        —        —        (12,604,918   12,604,918   —     —        (12,604,918   12,604,918   —  

Exchange of common shares for preferred shares series B

  (67,737,000   —        —        —        67,737,000   —     (67,737,000   —        67,737,000   —  

Exchange of common shares for preferred shares series C

  (2,889,467   —        —        —        —     2,889,467   (2,889,467   —        —     2,889,467

PNC capital contribution

  —        —        (51,399   —        —     —     (51,399   —        —     —  
                                                   

June 30, 2009

  50,826,457      (911,266   —        —        80,341,918   2,889,467   49,915,191      —        80,341,918   2,889,467
                                                   

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  12. Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments

Investment / Loan Commitments

At June 30, 2009, the Company had approximately $277 of investment commitments relating primarily to funds of private equity funds, real estate funds and hedge funds. Amounts to be funded generally are callable at any point prior to the expiration of the commitment.

Legal Proceedings

From time to time, BlackRock receives subpoenas or other requests for information from various U.S. federal, state governmental and regulatory authorities in connection with certain industry-wide or other investigations or proceedings. It is BlackRock’s policy to cooperate fully with such inquiries. The Company and certain of its subsidiaries have been named as defendants in various legal actions, including arbitrations and other litigation arising in connection with BlackRock’s activities. Additionally, certain of the investment funds that the Company manages are subject to lawsuits, any of which potentially could harm the investment returns of the applicable fund or result in the Company being liable to the funds for any resulting damages.

Management, after consultation with legal counsel, currently does not anticipate that the aggregate liability, if any, arising out of regulatory matters or lawsuits will have a material adverse effect on BlackRock’s earnings, financial position, or cash flows although, at the present time, management is not in a position to determine whether any such pending or threatened matters will have a material adverse effect on BlackRock’s results of operations in any future reporting period.

Indemnifications

In the ordinary course of business, BlackRock enters into contracts pursuant to which it may agree to indemnify third parties in certain circumstances. The terms of these indemnities vary from contract to contract and the amount of indemnification liability, if any, cannot be determined.

Under the Transaction Agreement in the MLIM Transaction, the Company has agreed to indemnify Merrill Lynch for losses it may incur arising from (1) any alleged or actual breach, failure to comply, violation or other deficiency with respect to any regulatory or fiduciary requirements relating to the operation of BlackRock’s business, (2) any fees or expenses incurred or owed by BlackRock to any brokers, financial advisors or comparable other persons retained or employed by BlackRock in connection with the MLIM Transaction, and (3) certain specified tax covenants.

Management believes that the likelihood of any liability arising under these indemnification provisions is remote. Management cannot estimate any potential maximum exposure due both to the remoteness of any potential claims and the fact that items that would be included within any such calculated claim would be beyond the control of BlackRock. Consequently, no liability has been recorded on the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  12. Commitments and Contingencies (continued)

 

Contingent Payments Related to Quellos Transaction

On October 1, 2007, the Company acquired the fund of funds business of Quellos. As part of this transaction Quellos is entitled to receive two contingent payments upon achieving certain investment advisory revenue measures through December 31, 2010, totaling up to an additional $969 in a combination of cash and stock. The first contingent payment, of up to $374, was payable in second quarter 2009 and the second contingent payment, of up to $595 is payable in cash in 2011.

During second quarter 2009, the Company determined the first contingent payment to be $219, of which $11 was previously paid in cash during 2008. Of the remaining $208, $156 was paid in cash and $52 was paid in common stock, or approximately 330,000 shares converted at a price of $157.33. Quellos may also be entitled to a “catch-up” payment if certain performance measures are met in 2011 as the value of the first contingent payment was less than $374.

 

  13. Stock-Based Compensation

The components of the Company’s stock-based compensation expense are comprised of the following:

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
     2009    2008    2009    2008

Stock-based compensation:

           

Restricted stock and restricted stock units (“RSUs”)

   $ 59    $ 48    $ 123    $ 99

Stock options

     3      —        6      4

Long-term incentive plans funded by PNC

     15      15      30      30
                           

Total stock-based compensation

   $ 77    $ 63    $ 159    $ 133
                           

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  13. Stock-Based Compensation (continued)

 

Stock Options

Options outstanding at June 30, 2009 and changes during the six months ended June 30, 2009 were as follows:

 

Outstanding at

   Shares
Under
Option
    Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price

December 31, 2008

   3,140,517      $ 88.82

Exercised

   (310,846   $ 36.64
        

June 30, 2009

   2,829,671      $ 94.55
        

The aggregate intrinsic value of options exercised during the six months ended June 30, 2009 was $33.

At June 30, 2009, the Company had $27 in unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to unvested stock options. The unrecognized compensation cost is expected to be recognized over a remaining weighted-average period of 2.3 years.

Restricted Stock and RSUs

Restricted stock and RSU activity at June 30, 2009 and changes during the six months ended June 30, 2009 were as follows:

 

Outstanding at

   Unvested
Restricted
Stock and
Units
    Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value

December 31, 2008

   4,603,953      $ 174.24

Granted

   1,855,077      $ 117.73

Converted

   (818,013   $ 179.46

Forfeited

   (192,807   $ 156.37
        

June 30, 2009

   5,448,210      $ 154.85
        

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  13. Stock-Based Compensation (continued)

 

The Company values restricted stock and RSUs at their grant-date fair value as measured by BlackRock’s common stock price.

In January 2009, the Company granted 23,417 RSUs as long-term incentive compensation, which will be partially funded by shares currently held by PNC (see Long-Term Incentive Plans Funded by PNC below). The awards cliff vest five years from the date of grant.

In January 2009, the Company granted 1,789,685 RSUs to employees as part of annual incentive compensation under the BlackRock, Inc. 1999 Stock Award and Incentive Plan (the “Award Plan”) that vest ratably over three years from the date of grant.

At June 30, 2009, there was $442 in total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested restricted stock and RSUs. The unrecognized compensation cost is expected to be recognized over the remaining weighted average period of 2.1 years.

Long-Term Incentive Plans Funded by PNC

Under a share surrender agreement, PNC committed to provide up to 4,000,000 shares of BlackRock common stock, held by PNC, to fund certain BlackRock long-term incentive plans (“LTIP”).

During 2007, the Company granted additional long-term incentive awards, out of the Award Plan of approximately 1,600,000 RSUs that will be settled using BlackRock shares held by PNC in accordance with the share surrender agreement. The RSU awards vest on September 29, 2011 provided that BlackRock has actual GAAP earnings per share of at least $5.20 in 2009, $5.52 in 2010 or $5.85 in 2011 or has attained an alternative performance hurdle based on the Company’s earnings per share growth rate versus certain peers over the term of the awards. The value of the RSUs was calculated using BlackRock’s closing stock price on the date of grant. The grant date fair value of the RSUs is being amortized as an expense on the straight-line method over the vesting period, net of expected forfeitures. The maximum value of awards that may be funded by PNC, prior to the earlier of September 29, 2011 or the date the performance criteria are met is approximately $271, all of which has been granted as of June 30, 2009.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  14. Earnings Per Share

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the three months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     2009    2008
     Basic    Diluted    Basic    Diluted

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. allocated to:

           

Common shares

   $ 212    $ 212    $ 264    $ 264

Participating RSUs

     6      6      10      10
                           

Total net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc.

   $ 218    $ 218    $ 274    $ 274
                           

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

     130,928,916      130,928,916      129,569,325      129,569,325

Dilutive effect of stock options and non-participating restricted stock units

        1,392,767         1,231,272

Dilutive effect of convertible debt

        1,042,928         655,806

Dilutive effect of acquisition-related contingent stock payments

        —           576,135
                   

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

        133,364,611         132,032,538
                   

Earnings per share attributable to BlackRock, Inc., common stockholders:

   $ 1.62    $ 1.59    $ 2.04    $ 2.00

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  14. Earnings Per Share

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008:

 

     Six Months Ended
June 30,
     2009    2008
     Basic    Diluted    Basic    Diluted

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. allocated to:

           

Common shares

   $ 294    $ 294    $ 498    $ 498

Participating RSUs

     8      8      17      17
                           

Total net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc.

   $ 302    $ 302    $ 515    $ 515
                           

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

     130,574,535      130,574,535      129,242,591      129,242,591

Dilutive potential shares from stock options and non-participating restricted stock units

        1,154,851         1,325,001

Dilutive potential shares from convertible debt

        939,309         668,773

Dilutive potential shares from acquisition-related contingent stock payments

        —           576,135
                   

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

        132,668,695         131,812,500
                   

Earnings per share attributable to BlackRock, Inc., common stockholders:

   $ 2.25    $ 2.22    $ 3.85    $ 3.78

Due to the similarities in terms between BlackRock series A, B and C non-voting participating preferred stock and the Company’s common stock, the Company considers the series A, B and C non-voting participating preferred stock to be common stock equivalents for purposes of earnings per share calculations. As such, the Company has included the outstanding series A, B and C non-voting participating preferred stock in the calculation of average basic and diluted shares outstanding for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2009, 1,244,100 stock options and 1,249,792 RSUs and stock options, respectively, were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share because to include them would have an anti-dilutive effect.

Shares issued in acquisition

On October 1, 2007, the Company acquired the fund of funds business of Quellos. The Company issued 1,191,785 shares of newly-issued BlackRock common stock that were placed into an escrow account. In April 2008, 280,519 common shares were released to Quellos in accordance with the Quellos asset purchase agreement, which resulted in an adjustment to the recognized purchase price and had a dilutive effect in 2008. The remaining 911,266 common shares may have a dilutive effect in future periods based on the timing of the release of shares from the escrow account in accordance with the Quellos asset purchase agreement. The release of the remaining escrow shares could begin to occur in 2009 and be completed in 2010.

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  15. Segment Information

The Company’s management directs BlackRock’s operations as one business, the asset management business. As such, the Company believes it operates in one business segment in accordance with SFAS No. 131, Disclosures About Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information (ASC 280-10, Segment Reporting).

The following table illustrates investment advisory and administration base and performance fees, BlackRock Solutions and advisory, distribution fees and other revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
     2009    2008    2009    2008

Fixed income

   $ 212    $ 234    $ 414    $ 457

Cash management

     166      184      341      359

Equity and balanced

     384      631      727      1,271

Alternative investment products

     105      169      195      305
                           

Total investment advisory and administration base and performance fees

     867      1,218      1,677      2,392

BlackRock Solutions and advisory

     116      100      256      160

Distribution fees

     23      34      48      69

Other revenue

     23      35      35      66
                           

Total revenue

   $ 1,029    $ 1,387    $ 2,016    $ 2,687
                           

The following tables illustrate the Company’s total revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 by geographic region. These amounts are aggregated on a legal entity basis and do not necessarily reflect where the customer is sourced.

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
 

Revenues

   2009    % of
total
    2008    % of
total
 

North America

   $ 764    74   $ 915    66

Europe

     223    22     389    28

Asia-Pacific

     42    4     83    6
                          

Total revenues

   $ 1,029    100   $ 1,387    100
                          

 

     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 

Revenues

   2009    % of
total
    2008    % of
total
 

North America

   $ 1,531    75   $ 1,744    65

Europe

     414    21     806    30

Asia-Pacific

     71    4     137    5
                          

Total revenues

   $ 2,016    100   $ 2,687    100
                          

 

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  Item 1. Financial Statements (continued)

 

  15. Segment Information (continued)

 

The following table shows the Company’s long-lived assets, including goodwill and property and equipment at June 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008 and does not necessarily reflect where the asset is physically located.

 

Long-Lived Assets

   June 30,
2009
    December 31,
2008
 

North America

   $ 5,899    99   $ 5,714    99

Europe

     28    0     27    0

Asia-Pacific

     48    1     52    1
                          

Total long-lived assets

   $ 5,975    100   $ 5,793    100
                          

North America primarily is comprised of the United States, while Europe primarily is comprised of the United Kingdom and Asia-Pacific primarily is comprised of Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.

 

  16. Pending Transaction

BlackRock will acquire from Barclays all of the outstanding equity interests of subsidiaries of Barclays conducting the business of BGI in exchange for an aggregate of approximately 37.8 million shares of BlackRock common stock and participating preferred stock, subject to certain adjustments, and $6,600 in cash, subject to certain adjustments (the “BGI Transaction”). The value of the 37.8 million shares will be determined at the time of closing, which is expected in December 2009, or early 2010, pending regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

The shares of common stock issued to Barclays pursuant to the BGI Transaction will represent approximately 4.9% of the outstanding shares of common stock of BlackRock immediately following the closing of the transaction, and the total equity consideration will represent approximately an aggregate 19.9% economic interest in BlackRock immediately following the closing of the transaction.

The cash portion of the purchase price will be funded through a combination of existing cash, committed debt facilities and proceeds from the issuance of 19.9 million capital shares to a group of institutional investors, including PNC. Both the debt facilities and the issuance of capital shares are 100% committed subject to the closing of the BGI Transaction.

 

  17. Subsequent Events

The Company has reviewed subsequent events occurring through August 7, 2009, the date that these financial statements were issued and determined that no subsequent events occurred that would require accrual or additional disclosure.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Forward-looking Statements

This report, and other statements that BlackRock may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to BlackRock’s future financial or business performance, strategies or expectations. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “trend,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “pipeline,” “believe,” “comfortable,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “current,” “intention,” “estimate,” “position,” “assume,” “outlook,” “continue,” “remain,” “maintain,” “sustain,” “seek,” “achieve,” and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may” or similar expressions.

BlackRock cautions that forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and BlackRock assumes no duty to and does not undertake to update forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance.

In addition to risk factors previously disclosed in BlackRock’s Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reports and those identified elsewhere in this report the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: (1) the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business initiatives and strategies; (2) changes and volatility in political, economic or industry conditions, the interest rate environment or financial and capital markets, which could result in changes in demand for products or services or in the value of assets under management; (3) the relative and absolute investment performance of BlackRock’s investment products; (4) the impact of increased competition; (5) the impact of capital improvement projects; (6) the impact of future acquisitions or divestitures; (7) the unfavorable resolution of legal proceedings; (8) the extent and timing of any share repurchases; (9) the impact, extent and timing of technological changes and the adequacy of intellectual property protection; (10) the impact of legislative and regulatory actions and reforms and regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions of government agencies relating to BlackRock, Barclays PLC, Bank of America Corporation, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. or The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.; (11) terrorist activities and international hostilities, which may adversely affect the general economy, domestic and local financial and capital markets, specific industries or BlackRock; (12) the ability to attract and retain highly talented professionals; (13) fluctuations in the carrying value of BlackRock’s investments; (14) fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, which may adversely affect the value of investment advisory and administration fees earned by BlackRock or the carrying value of certain assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies; (15) the impact of changes to tax legislation and, generally, the tax position of the Company; (16) BlackRock’s success in maintaining the distribution of its products; (17) the impact of BlackRock electing to provide support to its products from time to time; (18) the impact of problems at other financial institutions or the failure or negative performance of products at other financial institutions; and (19) the ability of BlackRock to complete the transaction with Barclays Bank PLC and integrate the operations of Barclays Global Investors.

 

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  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

Overview

BlackRock, Inc. (“BlackRock” or the “Company”) is one of the largest publicly traded investment management firms in the world with $1.373 trillion of assets under management (“AUM”) at June 30, 2009. BlackRock manages assets on behalf of institutional and individual investors worldwide through a variety of fixed income, cash management, equity and balanced and alternative investment separate accounts and funds. In addition, BlackRock Solutions® provides market risk management, financial markets advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of clients. Financial markets advisory services include valuation of illiquid securities, dispositions and workout assignments (including long-term portfolio liquidation assignments), risk management and strategic planning and execution.

On January 1, 2009, Bank of America Corporation (“Bank of America”) acquired Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (“Merrill Lynch”). In connection with this transaction, BlackRock entered into exchange agreements with each of Merrill Lynch and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”) pursuant to which each agreed to exchange a portion of the BlackRock voting common stock they held for non-voting preferred stock. On June 30, 2009, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch owned approximately 4.6% of BlackRock’s voting common stock and 46.3% of BlackRock’s capital stock on a fully diluted basis, and PNC owned approximately 43.9% of BlackRock’s voting common stock and 30.8% of BlackRock’s capital stock on a fully diluted basis.

On June 16, 2009, BlackRock announced that Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”) accepted its offer to acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of subsidiaries of Barclays conducting the business of Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”) and entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire BGI from Barclays (the “BGI Transaction”). The price consideration consists of $6.6 billion in cash, subject to certain adjustments, and approximately 37.8 million shares of common and participating preferred stock, subject to certain adjustments. The cash portion of the transaction will be financed by $800 million from BlackRock’s cash position, a new $2 billion credit facility, which is expected to eventually be replaced with term debt, $1 billion of additional short-term debt, and $2.8 billion of capital from a group of institutional investors. The shares of common stock issued to Barclays pursuant to the BGI Transaction will represent approximately 4.9% of the outstanding shares of common stock of BlackRock immediately following the closing of the BGI Transaction, and the total equity consideration will represent approximately an aggregate 19.9% economic interest in BlackRock immediately following the closing of the transaction.

In connection with the execution by BlackRock of the Barclays Purchase Agreement, on June 11, 2009, BlackRock entered into Amendment No. 1 (the “Merrill Lynch Amendment”) to the Second Amended and Restated Stockholder Agreement, by and among Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Merrill Lynch Group, Inc. and BlackRock (the “Merrill Lynch Stockholder Agreement”) and Amendment No. 1 (the “PNC Amendment”) to the Amended and Restated Implementation and Stockholder Agreement between PNC and BlackRock (the “PNC Stockholder Agreement”). The Merrill Lynch Amendment and the PNC Amendment will become effective only upon the closing of the BGI Transaction.

 

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  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Overview (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Financial Highlights

(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

The following table summarizes BlackRock’s operating performance for each of the three months ended June 30, 2009, March 31, 2009 and June 30, 2008 and the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008. Certain prior year amounts have been revised or reclassified to conform to 2009 presentation including those required by the retrospective adoption of FASB Staff Position (“FSP”) APB 14-1, Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement) (“FSP APB 14-1”) (Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 470-20, Debt with Conversion and Other Options), FSP EITF 03-6-1, Determining Whether Instruments Granted in Share-Based Payment Transactions Are Participating Securities (“FSP EITF 03-6-1”) (ASC 260-10, Earnings per Share) and Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 160, Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements – an amendment of ARB No. 51 (ASC 810-10, Consolidation). For more information please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 2, 2009.

 

    Three Months Ended     Variance vs. Three Months Ended  
    June 30,     March 31,
2009
    June 30, 2008     March 31, 2009  
    2009     2008       Amount     %
Change
    Amount     %
Change
 

GAAP basis:

             

Total revenue

  $ 1,029      $ 1,387      $ 987      $ (358   (26 )%    $ 42      4

Total expenses

  $ 768      $ 982      $ 716      $ (214   (22 )%    $ 52      7

Operating income

  $ 261      $ 405      $ 271      $ (144   (36 )%    $ (10   (4 )% 

Operating margin

    25.4     29.2     27.5     (4 )%    (13 )%      (2 )%    (8 )% 

Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

  $ 51      $ 16      $ (157   $ 35      219   $ 208      132

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc.

  $ 218      $ 274      $ 84      $ (56   (20 )%    $ 134      160

Diluted earnings per common share(e)

  $ 1.59      $ 2.00      $ 0.62      $ (0.41   (21 )%    $ 0.97      156

As adjusted:

             

Operating income(a)

  $ 302      $ 447      $ 307      $ (145   (32 )%    $ (5   (2 )% 

Operating margin(a)

    34.4     37.8     37.2     (3 )%    (9 )%      (3 )%    (8 )% 

Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests(b)

  $ 42      $ (9   $ (153   $ 51      NM      $ 195      127

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc.(c),(d)

  $ 239      $ 285      $ 110      $ (46   (16 )%    $ 129      117

Diluted earnings per common share(c),d),(e)

  $ 1.75      $ 2.08      $ 0.81      $ (0.33   (16 )%    $ 0.94      116

Other:

             

Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding(e)

    133,364,611        132,032,538        131,797,189        1,332,073      1     1,567,422      1

Assets under management

  $ 1,373,160      $ 1,427,543      $ 1,283,355      $ (54,383   (4 )%    $ 89,805      7

 

NM – Not Meaningful

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Overview (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Financial Highlights (continued)

(Dollar amounts in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

     Six Months Ended
June 30,
    Variance vs. Six
Months Ended
June 30, 2008
 
     2009     2008     Amount     %
Change
 

GAAP basis:

        

Total revenue

   $ 2,016      $ 2,687      $ (671   (25 )% 

Total expenses

   $ 1,484      $ 1,886      $ (402   (21 )% 

Operating income

   $ 532      $ 801      $ (269   (34 )% 

Operating margin

     26.4     29.8     (3 )%    (11 )% 

Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

   $ (106   $ (9   $ (97   NM   

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc.

   $ 302      $ 515      $ (213   (41 )% 

Diluted earnings per common share(e)

   $ 2.22      $ 3.78      $ (1.56   (41 )% 

As adjusted:

        

Operating income(a)

   $ 609      $ 860      $ (251   (29 )% 

Operating margin(a)

     35.8     37.7     (2 )%    (5 )% 

Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests(b)

   $ (111   $ (33   $ (78   (236 )% 

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc.(c),(d)

   $ 349      $ 537      $ (188   (35 )% 

Diluted earnings per common share(c),d),(e)

   $ 2.56      $ 3.94      $ (1.38   (35 )% 

Other:

        

Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding(e)

     132,668,695        131,812,500        856,195      1

Assets under management

   $ 1,373,160      $ 1,427,543      $ (54,383   (4 )% 

 

NM – Not Meaningful

 

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  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Overview (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Financial Highlights

(continued)

BlackRock reports its financial results on a GAAP basis; however, management believes that evaluating the Company’s ongoing operating results may be enhanced if investors have additional non-GAAP basis financial measures. Management reviews non-GAAP financial measures to assess ongoing operations and, for the reasons described below, considers them to be effective indicators, for both management and investors, of BlackRock’s financial performance over time. BlackRock’s management does not advocate that investors consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Certain prior period non-GAAP data has been reclassified to conform to the current presentation. Computations for all periods are derived from the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of income as follows:

(a) Operating income, as adjusted, and operating margin, as adjusted:

Operating income, as adjusted, equals operating income, GAAP basis, excluding certain items deemed non-recurring by management or transactions that ultimately will not impact BlackRock’s book value, as indicated in the table below. Operating income used for operating margin measurement equals operating income, as adjusted, excluding the impact of closed-end fund launch costs and commissions. Operating margin, as adjusted, equals operating income used for operating margin measurement, divided by revenue used for operating margin measurement, as indicated in the table below.

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   June 30,     March 31,    
     2009     2008     2009     2009     2008  

Operating income, GAAP basis

   $ 261      $ 405      $ 271      $ 532      $ 801   

Non-GAAP adjustments:

          

Restructuring charges

     —          —          22        22        —     

PNC LTIP funding obligation

     15        15        15        30        30   

Merrill Lynch compensation contribution

     2        2        3        5        5   

Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”) transaction/integration costs

     15        —          —          15        —     

Compensation expense related to (depreciation) appreciation on deferred compensation plans

     9        25        (4     5        24   
                                        

Operating income, as adjusted

     302        447        307        609        860   

Closed-end fund launch costs

     —          5        2        2        9   

Closed-end fund launch commissions

     —          —          1        1        —     
                                        

Operating income used for operating margin measurement

   $ 302      $ 452      $ 310      $ 612      $ 869   
                                        

Revenue, GAAP basis

   $ 1,029      $ 1,387      $ 987      $ 2,016      $ 2,687   

Non-GAAP adjustments:

          

Portfolio administration and servicing costs

     (125     (152     (127     (252     (306

Amortization of deferred mutual fund sales commissions

     (26     (33     (27     (53     (63

Reimbursable property management compensation

     —          (6     —          —          (12
                                        

Revenue used for operating margin measurement

   $ 878      $ 1,196      $ 833      $ 1,711      $ 2,306   
                                        

Operating margin, GAAP basis

     25.4     29.2     27.5     26.4     29.8
                                        

Operating margin, as adjusted

     34.4     37.8     37.2     35.8     37.7
                                        

 

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  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Overview (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Financial Highlights

(continued)

(a) (continued)

Management believes that operating income, as adjusted, and operating margin, as adjusted, are effective indicators of BlackRock’s performance over time. As such, management believes that operating income, as adjusted, and operating margin, as adjusted, provide useful disclosure to investors.

Operating income, as adjusted:

Restructuring charges recorded in 2009 consist of compensation costs, occupancy costs and professional fees and have been deemed non-recurring by management and thus have been excluded from operating income, as adjusted, to help ensure the comparability of this information to prior periods. BGI transaction/integration costs recorded in 2009 consist principally of certain advisory and legal fees incurred in conjunction with the announced transaction. As such, management believes that operating margins exclusive of these costs are useful measures in evaluating BlackRock’s operating performance for the respective periods.

The portion of compensation expense associated with certain long-term incentive plans (“LTIP”) that will be funded through the distribution to participants of shares of BlackRock stock held by PNC and the anticipated Merrill Lynch compensation contribution have been excluded because these charges ultimately do not impact BlackRock’s book value.

Compensation expense associated with appreciation (depreciation) on assets related to certain BlackRock deferred compensation plans has been excluded as returns on investments set aside for these plans, which substantially offset this expense, are reported in non-operating income.

Operating margin, as adjusted:

Operating income used for measuring operating margin, as adjusted, is equal to operating income, as adjusted, excluding the impact of closed-end fund launch costs and commissions. Management believes that excluding such costs and commissions is useful because these costs can fluctuate considerably and revenues associated with the expenditure of these costs will not fully impact the Company’s results until future periods.

Operating margin, as adjusted, allows the Company to compare performance from year-to-year by adjusting for items that may not recur, recur infrequently or may fluctuate based on market movement, such as restructuring charges, transaction/integration costs, closed-end fund launch costs and fluctuations in compensation expense based on mark-to-market movements in investments held to fund certain compensation plans. The Company also uses operating margin, as adjusted, to monitor corporate performance and efficiency and as a benchmark to compare its performance to other companies. Management uses both the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP measure by itself may pose limitations because it does not include all of the Company’s revenues and expenses.

Revenue used for operating margin, as adjusted, excludes portfolio administration and servicing costs paid to related parties and to other third parties. Management believes that excluding such costs is useful because the Company receives offsetting revenue for these services. Amortization of deferred mutual fund sales commissions is excluded from revenue used for operating margin measurement, as adjusted, because such costs, over time, offset distribution fee revenue earned by the Company. Reimbursable property management compensation represented compensation and benefits paid to personnel of Metric Property Management, Inc. (“Metric”), a subsidiary of BlackRock Realty Advisors, Inc. (“Realty”). These employees were retained on Metric’s payroll when certain properties were acquired by Realty’s clients. The related compensation and benefits were fully reimbursed by Realty’s clients and have been excluded from revenue used for operating margin, as adjusted, because they bear no economic cost to BlackRock. For each of these items, BlackRock excludes from revenue used for operating margin, as adjusted, the costs related to each of these items as a proxy for such revenues.

 

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  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Overview (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Financial Highlights

(continued)

(b) Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, as adjusted:

Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, as adjusted, equals non-operating income (expense), GAAP basis, less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, GAAP basis, adjusted for compensation expense associated with depreciation (appreciation) on assets related to certain BlackRock deferred compensation plans. The compensation expense offset is recorded in operating income. This compensation expense has been included in non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, as adjusted, to offset returns on investments set aside for these plans, which are reported in non-operating income (expense), GAAP basis.

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   June 30,     March 31,    
     2009     2008     2009     2009     2008  

Non-operating income (expense), GAAP basis

   $ 77      $ (4   $ (179   $ (102   $ (24

Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, GAAP basis

     26        (20     (22     4        (15
                                        

Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

     51        16        (157     (106     (9

Compensation expense related to (appreciation) depreciation on deferred compensation plans

     (9     (25     4        (5     (24
                                        

Non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, as adjusted

   $ 42      $ (9   $ (153   $ (111   $ (33
                                        

Management believes that non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, as adjusted, provides for comparability of this information to prior periods and is an effective measure for reviewing BlackRock’s non-operating contribution to its results. As compensation expense on the deferred compensation plans, which is included in operating income, offsets the gain/(loss) on the investments set aside for these plans, management believes that non-operating income (expense), less net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, as adjusted, provides useful measures to investors of BlackRock’s non-operating results.

 

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  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Overview (continued)

 

BlackRock, Inc.

Financial Highlights

(continued)

(c) Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted:

Management believes that net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted, and diluted common earnings per share, as adjusted, are useful measures of BlackRock’s profitability and financial performance. Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted, equals net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., GAAP basis, adjusted for significant non-recurring items as well as charges that ultimately will not impact BlackRock’s book value.

 

     Three Months Ended    Six Months Ended
June 30,
   June 30,    March 31,   
     2009    2008    2009    2009    2008

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., GAAP basis

   $ 218    $ 274    $ 84    $ 302    $ 515

Non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax:(d)

              

Restructuring charges

     —        —        14      14      —  

PNC LTIP funding obligation

     10      10      10      20      19

Merrill Lynch compensation contribution

     1      1      2      3      3

BGI transaction/integration costs

     10      —        —        10      —  
                                  

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted

   $ 239    $ 285    $ 110    $ 349    $ 537
                                  

Allocation of net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted:(f)

              

Common shares(e)

   $ 233    $ 275    $ 107    $ 339    $ 520

Participating RSUs

     6      10      3      10      17
                                  

Net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted

   $ 239    $ 285    $ 110    $ 349    $ 537
                                  

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding(e)

     133,364,611      132,032,538      131,797,189      132,668,695      131,812,500
                                  

Diluted earnings per common share, GAAP basis(e)

   $ 1.59    $ 2.00    $ 0.62    $ 2.22    $ 3.78
                                  

Diluted earnings per common share, as adjusted(e)

   $ 1.75    $ 2.08    $ 0.81    $ 2.56    $ 3.94
                                  

The restructuring charges and BGI transaction/integration costs reflected in GAAP net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc. have been deemed non-recurring by management and have been excluded from net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted, to help ensure the comparability of this information to prior reporting periods.

The portion of the compensation expense associated with LTIP awards that will be funded through the distribution to participants of shares of BlackRock stock held by PNC and the anticipated Merrill Lynch compensation contribution have been excluded from net income, as adjusted, because these charges ultimately do not impact BlackRock’s book value.

(d) The tax rates used represent BlackRock’s corporate effective tax rates in the respective periods, which exclude certain adjustments that were recorded. For each of the quarters ended June 30, 2009, June 30, 2008 and March 31, 2009, non-GAAP adjustments were tax effected at 35%. For each of the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, non-GAAP adjustments were tax effected at 35%.

(e) Series A, B and C non-voting participating preferred stock are considered to be common stock equivalents for purposes of determining basic and diluted earnings per share calculations. Certain unvested restricted stock units are not included in this number as they are deemed participating securities in accordance with FSP EITF 03-6-1 (ASC 260-10, Earnings per Share).

(f) Allocation of net income attributable to BlackRock, Inc., as adjusted, to common shares and participating RSUs is calculated pursuant to the two-class method as defined in SFAS No. 128, Earnings per Share (ASC 260-10, Earnings per Share).

 

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  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Overview (continued)

 

BlackRock has portfolio managers located around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. The Company provides a wide array of taxable and tax-exempt fixed income, equity and balanced mutual funds and separate accounts, as well as a wide assortment of index-based equity and alternative investment products for a diverse global clientele. BlackRock provides global advisory services for mutual funds and other non-U.S. equivalent retail products. The Company’s non-U.S. mutual funds are based in a number of domiciles and cover a range of asset classes, including cash management, fixed income and equities. The BlackRock Global Funds, the Company’s primary retail fund group offered outside the United States, are authorized for distribution in more than 35 jurisdictions worldwide. In the United States, the primary retail offerings include various open-end and closed-end funds. Additional fund offerings include structured products, real estate funds, hedge funds, hedge funds of funds, private equity funds and funds of funds, managed futures funds and exchange funds. These products are sold to both U.S. and non-U.S. high net worth, retail and institutional investors in a wide variety of active and passive strategies covering both equity and fixed income assets.

BlackRock’s client base consists of financial institutions and other corporate clients, pension funds, high net worth individuals and retail investors around the world. BlackRock maintains a significant sales and marketing presence both inside and outside the United States that is focused on establishing and maintaining retail and institutional investment management relationships by marketing its services to retail and institutional investors directly and through financial professionals, pension consultants and establishing third-party distribution relationships. BlackRock also distributes its products and services through Merrill Lynch under the global distribution agreement, which, following Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch, runs through January 2014. After such term, the agreement will renew for one automatic three-year extension if certain conditions are met.

BlackRock derives a substantial portion of its revenue from investment advisory and administration fees, which are recognized as the services are performed. Such fees are primarily based on pre-determined percentages of the market value of AUM, percentages of committed capital during investment periods of certain products, or, in the case of certain real estate equity separate accounts, net operating income generated by the underlying properties, and are affected by changes in AUM, including market appreciation or depreciation, foreign exchange gains or losses and net subscriptions or redemptions. Net subscriptions or redemptions represent the sum of new client assets, additional fundings from existing clients (including dividend reinvestment), withdrawals of assets from, and termination of, client accounts and purchases and redemptions of mutual fund shares. Market appreciation or depreciation includes current income earned on, and changes in the fair value of, securities held in client accounts.

Investment advisory agreements for certain separate accounts and BlackRock’s alternative investment products provide for performance fees, based upon relative and/or absolute investment performance, in addition to base fees based on AUM. Investment advisory performance fees generally are earned after a given period of time or when investment performance exceeds a contractual threshold. As such, the timing of recognition of performance fees may increase the volatility of BlackRock’s revenue and earnings.

BlackRock provides a variety of risk management, investment analytic and investment system and advisory services to financial institutions, pension funds, asset managers, foundations, consultants, mutual fund sponsors, real estate investment trusts and government agencies. These services are provided under the brand name BlackRock Solutions® and include a wide array of risk management services, valuation services related to illiquid securities, disposition and workout assignments (including long-term portfolio liquidation assignments), strategic planning and execution, and enterprise investment system outsourcing to clients. Fees earned for BlackRock Solutions and advisory services are determined using some, or all, of the following methods: (i) fixed fees, (ii) percentages of various attributes of advisory assets under management and (iii) performance fees if contractual thresholds are met.

 

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  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Overview (continued)

 

Operating expenses reflect employee compensation and benefits, portfolio administration and servicing costs, amortization of deferred mutual fund sales commissions, general and administration expenses and amortization of intangible assets. Employee compensation and benefits expense reflects salaries, commissions, deferred and incentive compensation, stock-based compensation and related benefit costs. Portfolio administration and servicing costs include payments made to Merrill Lynch-affiliated entities under a global distribution agreement and to PNC-affiliated entities, as well as third parties, primarily associated with the administration and servicing of client investments in certain BlackRock products.

BlackRock holds investments primarily in sponsored investment products that invest in a variety of asset classes, including real estate, private equity, and hedge funds. Investments generally are made for co-investment purposes, to establish a performance track record or to hedge exposure to certain deferred compensation plans. Non-operating income (expense) includes the impact of changes in the valuations of these investments.

Assets Under Management

AUM for reporting purposes is generally based upon how investment advisory and administration fees are calculated for each portfolio. Net asset values, total assets, committed assets or other measures may be used to determine portfolio AUM.

BlackRock, Inc.

Assets Under Management Summary

(Dollar amounts in millions)

 

                    Variance vs.  
     June 30,    March 31,    June 30,
2008
   March 31,
2009
    June 30,
2008
 
   2009        

Fixed income

   $ 509,656    $ 474,299    $ 527,186    7   (3 )% 

Cash management

     316,702      322,485      344,944    (2 )%    (8 )% 

Equity and balanced

     329,622      265,733      435,676    24   (24 )% 

Alternative investment products

     51,562      51,693      76,103    —        (32 )% 
                         

Sub Total

     1,207,542      1,114,210      1,383,909    8   (13 )% 

Advisory AUM1

     165,618      169,145      43,634    (2 )%    280
                         

Total

   $ 1,373,160    $ 1,283,355    $ 1,427,543    7   (4 )% 
                         

 

  1

Advisory AUM represents long-term portfolio liquidation assignments.

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  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Assets Under Management (continued)

 

The following table presents the component changes in BlackRock’s AUM for the three months ended June 30, 2009.

BlackRock, Inc.

Component Changes in Assets Under Management

For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2009

(Dollar amounts in millions)

 

     March 31,
2009
   Net
subscriptions
(redemptions)1
    Acquisition2    Market
Appreciation
   Foreign
exchange3
   June 30,
2009

Fixed income

   $ 474,299    $ 15,471      $ —      $ 15,159    $ 4,727    $ 509,656

Cash management

     322,485      (7,504     —        237      1,484      316,702

Equity and balanced

     265,733      15,609        —        39,270      9,010      329,622

Alternative investment products

     51,693      (2,651     1,344      520      656      51,562
                                          

Sub Total

     1,114,210      20,925        1,344      55,186      15,877      1,207,542

Advisory AUM4

     169,145      (5,766     —        291      1,948      165,618
                                          

Total

   $ 1,283,355    $ 15,159      $ 1,344    $ 55,477    $ 17,825    $ 1,373,160
                                          

 

  1

Includes distributions representing return of capital and return on investment to investors.

  2

Net assets acquired from R3 Capital Management, LLC in April 2009.

  3

Foreign exchange reflects the impact of converting non-dollar denominated AUM into U.S. dollars for reporting.

  4

Advisory AUM represents long-term portfolio liquidation assignments.

AUM increased approximately $90 billion, or 7%, to $1.373 trillion at June 30, 2009, compared to $1.283 trillion at March 31, 2009. The growth in AUM was attributable to $55 billion in net market appreciation, $18 billion in foreign exchange translation, $15 billion in net subscriptions and $1 billion as a result of the acquisition of the R3 Capital Partners funds. Net market appreciation of $55 billion included $39 billion of appreciation in equity and balanced assets due to an increase in global equity markets and $15 billion in fixed income products due to current income and changes in interest rate spreads. The $18 billion increase in AUM from foreign exchange was across all asset classes due to the weakening of the U.S. dollar primarily against the British pound, which resulted in an increase in AUM from converting non-dollar denominated AUM into U.S. dollars.

Net subscriptions of $10 billion from institutional clients and $5 billion from retail and high net worth clients for the three months ended June 30, 2009 were the result of net subscriptions of $16 billion in equity and balanced products including $8 billion in passive index strategies and $3 billion in global allocation and balanced products; $15 billion in fixed income products spread across all major product categories, partially offset by $8 billion in cash management net outflows primarily in government and tax exempt funds, $6 billion of distributions in long-term advisory liquidation assignments and $3 billion of net outflows in alternative investment products primarily in funds of funds and hedge funds.

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

 

  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

Assets Under Management (continued)

 

The following table presents the component changes in BlackRock’s AUM for the six months ended June 30, 2009.

BlackRock, Inc.

Component Changes in Assets Under Management

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2009

(Dollar amounts in millions)

 

     December 31,
2008
   Net
subscriptions
(redemptions)1
    Acquisition2    Market
appreciation
(depreciation)
    Foreign
exchange3
   June 30,
2009

Fixed income

   $ 483,173    $ 9,081      $ —      $ 14,864      $ 2,538    $ 509,656

Cash management

     338,439      (23,146     —        85        1,324      316,702

Equity and balanced

     280,821      21,364        —        22,150        5,287      329,622

Alternative investment products

     59,723      (5,247     1,344      (4,678     420      51,562
                                           

Sub Total

     1,162,156      2,052        1,344      32,421        9,569      1,207,542

Advisory AUM4

     144,995      18,754        —        180        1,689      165,618
                                           

Total

   $ 1,307,151    $ 20,806      $ 1,344    $ 32,601      $ 11,258    $ 1,373,160
                                           

 

  1

Includes distributions representing return of capital and return on investment to investors.

  2

Net assets acquired from R3 Capital Management, LLC in April 2009.

  3

Foreign exchange reflects the impact of converting non-dollar denominated AUM into U.S. dollars for reporting.

  4

Advisory AUM represents long-term portfolio liquidation assignments.

AUM increased approximately $66 billion, or 5%, to $1.373 trillion at June 30, 2009, compared with $1.307 trillion at December 31, 2008. The increase in AUM wa