BlackRock, Inc. is a global investment management company. Originally involved in risk management and fixed income asset management, BlackRock has become one of the world’s largest asset managers, operating in 30 countries. It manages more than 800 exchange-traded funds through its iShares division, an analytics and risk management division with BlackRock Solutions, and sustainable investing and environmental, social, and corporate governance through its ESG investing division.
The market capitalization of a company, more simply referred to as "market cap", is the total market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. It is often considered as a key indicator of what a company is worth.