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At BlackRock, a Wall Street rock star makes US$5 trillion comeback

Fink's acclaim and influence soared when he bought Barclays's ETF business in 2009

Over the past 10 years, Mr Fink has transformed BlackRock from a bond shop catering to pension funds and insurance companies to an asset-gathering machine that uses advanced technology.

Los Angeles

LAURENCE Fink, the leader and founder of BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, had come home.

A Bruin to the bone - Class of 1974 - he had a story to tell the 5,000 graduates packed into the cavernous basketball arena at the University of California, Los Angeles...

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