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BlackRock (BLK) is the world's largest publicly traded investment management firm. As of December 31, 2014, it had assets under management, or AUM, of $4.65 trillion. This is ~7% of the total assets under management across the globe.

Warren Collier, Managing Director, is Head of the Canadian iShares business. Mr. Collier's service with the firm dates back to 1999, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was the Chief Operating Officer for BGI in Canada and Latin America, where he was responsible for designing, developing and implementing an operational management strategy for BGI's businesses in Canada and Latin America. He was also a member of BGI's Global Legal Leadership team with responsibility for the legal teams outside the US and UK. Most recently, Mr. Collier was the COO for BlackRock's US iShares business and, before that, for the firm's Latin America and Iberia business. Before his time with BlackRock, Mr. Collier was in private legal practice focusing on the investment management industry at a leading Canadian business law firm. He also served as the first lawyer with a leading Canadian mutual fund group. Mr. Collier earned a BA degree in political science from York University in 1991 and his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1994.

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