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.

Technology[edit]

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]

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References[edit]

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