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BlackRock’s Fink, Buoyed by Record Inflows, Vows ‘Loud’ Activism

April 26, 2021, 2:40 PM

If BlackRock Inc.’s Larry Fink ever had second thoughts about injecting his voice into such weighty issues as climate change and voting rights, he doesn’t anymore.

“I’ve been very loud at what I’m saying and I’m going to be loud again,” Fink, BlackRock’s chairman and chief executive officer, said in an interview at the Bloomberg Green Summit. “Over the last rolling 12 months, we were awarded $527 billion, so our voice is resonating with our clients.”

Emboldened by the record amounts of money flowing into his firm, Fink is among the most prominent leaders in finance to embrace the ideals ...