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BlackRock Completes Acquisition of SpiderRock Advisors

BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) today announced the completion of its acquisition of SpiderRock Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of option overlay-based strategies for separately managed accounts (SMAs). The acquisition strengthens BlackRock’s ability to deliver a robust platform of SMA solutions and customization capabilities to financial advisors and clients.

SpiderRock Advisors will be integrated into BlackRock’s U.S. Wealth Advisory business, which manages $186 billion in U.S. Wealth SMAs as of December 2023.

“This strategic move expands on our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of wealth managers and their clients,” said Joe DeVico, Co-Head of BlackRock’s U.S. Wealth Advisory business. “We are excited to finalize the acquisition of SpiderRock Advisors, further solidifying BlackRock’s leadership in SMA solutions.”

“SpiderRock complements BlackRock’s existing SMA product portfolio and the completion of this acquisition further enhances our ability to provide wealth managers with an extensive array of customization capabilities. With SpiderRock's advanced option overlay capabilities and derivatives expertise, we are positioned to deliver even greater value to our clients, helping them towards achieving better after-tax performance and personalization,” said Eve Cout, Head of the Portfolio Design & Solutions pillar within BlackRock’s U.S. Wealth Advisory business.

“We are excited to partner with BlackRock and broaden access to innovative option management solutions,” said Eric Metz, President and Chief Investment Officer of SpiderRock Advisors. “Together, we aim to empower more advisors in delivering tailored option overlay strategies to their clients.”

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit

About SpiderRock Advisors

SpiderRock Advisors, LLC is a Chicago-based asset management firm focused on providing customized option overlay strategies to investors. Combining technology with comprehensive derivative management expertise, SpiderRock Advisors is making it easy for financial advisors and institutions to add option overlay strategies to their portfolios. SpiderRock Advisors manages approximately $4.8 billion as of February 2024 for firms in the RIAs, family office, national broker/dealers and institutional channels.


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