Blake Grossman, Former Blackrock Vice Chairman and CEO of Barclays Global Investors, Joins Board of Directors at Axioma
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Axioma, Inc. announced today the election of Blake Grossman to the company’s Board of Directors.
“We are delighted to welcome Blake to the Board of Directors of Axioma and we look forward to benefiting from his extensive experience, knowledge and insights,” said William Guttman, Chairman.
Grossman said, “The development of Barclays Global Investors as the leading systematically-based investment firm was achieved by a front-to-back integration of investment systems, along with extensive application of technology, to drive scale and substantial growth in AUM. I see the same vision at Axioma, which is redefining the landscape with flexible, enterprise-wide risk and equity solutions that give investment firms that same systematic capabilities to grow and scale, but at a fraction of the cost. I’m excited to have the opportunity to be a part of it.”
Grossman is currently Chairman of the Board of Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN), a leading provider of financial planning services and professional investment management and advice. He also serves as a director of CamberView Partners, a leading source for independent, investor-led advice for public companies globally. He is a managing partner at ThirdStream Partners LLC and at CHJ Capital Management LLC, both of which focus primarily on early-stage investments in financial services and technology.
From 2009 to 2010, Grossman was Vice Chairman of Blackrock. For seven years before that he was Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which was acquired by Blackrock in 2009. Previously he was CEO & Chief Investment Officer of BGI’s Advanced Active Strategies Group since 1992. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, where he received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics.
Axioma is a leading provider of enterprise risk management, portfolio construction, and risk and regulatory reporting solutions that offer incomparable insights into the constantly evolving state of risk. Financial institutions worldwide rely on Axioma’s sophisticated suite of tools and flexible open platform technology to unify the view of risk across front, middle and back office functions, helping to drive efficiency and bring transparency to performance. Axioma has received numerous accolades for its innovative technology, which serves as the centerpiece of its clients’ risk management strategy. In 2016, its enterprise risk management solution, Axioma Risk, was named Best Buy-Side Risk/Portfolio Analytics Product at the Buy-Side Technology Awards and the Best Innovative Solution at the L’Agefi AMtech Day Awards. Axioma was also included on the Chartis RiskTech100® 2017, a ranking of the world’s most significant risk and compliance technology companies. Axioma is headquartered in New York, with offices throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Axioma logos and product brands are trademarks/service marks of Axioma, Inc. For more information please visit www.axioma.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.