Aladdin (BlackRock)

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Aladdin (Asset, Liability, Debt and Derivative Investment Network)[1] is an electronic system by BlackRock Solutions, the risk management division of the largest investment management corporation, BlackRock, Inc. In 2013, it handled about $11 trillion in assets (including BlackRock's $4.1 trillion assets), which was about 7% of the world's financial assets, and kept track of about 30,000 investment portfolios.[2]

Popular references[edit]

Adam Curtis's 2016 documentary HyperNormalisation cites the Aladdin system as an example of how modern technocrats attempt to manage the complications of the real world.


Aladdin uses the following technologies, Linux, Java, Hadoop, Docker, Kubernetes, Zookeeper, Splunk, ELK Stack, Git, Apache, Nginx, Sybase ASE, Cognos, FIX, Swift, REST, AngularJS, TREP.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BlackRock: The $4.3 trillion force". Fortune. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  2. ^ "The monolith and the markets". 7 December 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2015.