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BlackRock's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

BlackRock (BLK)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 18, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Matthew J. Mallow - General Counsel and Senior Managing Director

Ann Marie Petach - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Managing Director

Laurence Douglas Fink - Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Member of Operating Committee, Senior Member of Leadership Committee and Chairman of Executive Committee

Analysts

Glenn Schorr - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division

Craig Siegenthaler - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Marc S. Irizarry - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Cynthia Mayer - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Matthew Kelley - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Michael Carrier - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Neil Stratton

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. My name is Christie, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the BlackRock Incorporated First Quarter 2012 Earnings Teleconference. Our hosts for today's call will be Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Laurence D. Fink; Chief Financial Officer, Ann Marie Petach; and General Counsel, Matthew Mallow. [Operator Instructions] Thank you. Mr. Mallow, you may begin your conference.

Matthew J. Mallow

Thanks very much. This is Matt Mallow. I am the General Counsel of BlackRock. And before Larry and Ann Marie make their remarks, let me point out that, during the course of this conference call, we may make a number of forward-looking statements. We call your attention to the fact that BlackRock's actual results may differ from these statements.

BlackRock has filed with the SEC reports which list some of the factors that may cause our results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements we make today. And finally, BlackRock assumes no duty and you should not expect that we will undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

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