BlackRock founder to offer insights

BlackRock founder and president Robert Kapito will discuss his career, including how he grew the company into the world’s largest asset manager, at a June 21 talk in San Francisco. The event is sponsored by the Business Leadership Council of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation.

Robert Kapito

With more than $4 trillion in assets under management, BlackRock provides iShares, mutual funds and risk-management services to global investors. Kapito will discuss his market outlook for the rest of 2016 and share his passion for philanthropy, service and giving back to the Jewish community.

Kapito will be interviewed by Robert Klaber, a portfolio manager and senior resource analyst with Parnassus Investments in San Francisco. Klaber is a member of the Business Leadership Council’s programming committee.

The talk, titled “Insights on Investing and Leadership,” takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Battery, 717 Battery St.

Cost is $200 and includes cocktails and appetizers. Pre-registration by June 15 is required. For more information, go to