Coronavirus will likely leave a lasting mark on the world’s largest asset management company, and CEO Larry Fink is not happy about that.
“I don’t think BlackRock will return 100 percent,” the billionaire chairman and CEO of New York Corporation revealed on Thursday. “I actually think maybe 60 percent or 70 percent, maybe that’s a rotation.”
Fink’s comments came during a virtual appearance at the Morningstar Investment Conference Thursday morning. While he’s been outspoken about post-COVID workplace facts, he warned that having more than a quarter of his employees managing the company’s $ 7.4 trillion assets from basements and bedrooms could have a detrimental effect on the company, which is headquartered in the city center. Manhattan.
“Cultures were not supposed to take place in a distant way, and culture is what binds and unites us,” said the 67-year-old Fink. “I’m still not sure how well we are doing on a cultural basis.”
Fink’s concerns echo those of JP Morgan Chase’s boss, Jimmy Dimon, who has been vocal about wanting to get bank employees out of their pajamas and back to the office as soon as possible. Damon pushed back into office work for productivity, team spirit, and entry-level employee orientation.
But unlike BlackRock, JPMorgan has begun issuing orders to employees to return to its headquarters on Madison Ave. It is a push that hit a stumble this week after the bank She revealed that one of the workers there was positive For COVID-19.
Wall Street in general appears to be divided over whether and when people should be returned to their cubicles.
Goldman Sachs said it would start moving people to its offices on a rotating basis this month, while Deutsche Bank informed its New York employees yesterday that it will not ask them to return until July 2021 at the earliest.