Charles Hallac

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Charles Shaul Hallac (October 20, 1964 – September 9, 2015) was a Co-President of BlackRock. He joined BlackRock at its inception in 1988. Hallac had various roles at BlackRock, including the creation of the Aladdin system and was a co-founder of BlackRock Solutions which he ran until 2009.[1]

Hallac was Chief Operating Officer for BlackRock from 2009-14. Prior to joining BlackRock in 1988, he was an associate in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation. In 2001, Mr. Hallac, with his colleague, Bennett Golub, PhD, received the "Asset Management Risk Manager of the Year" award from Risk Magazine.[2]

Hallac was Jewish.[citation needed] He grew up in Manila, Philippines and graduated from the International School of Manila. He earned a BA degree in economics and computer science from Brandeis University in 1986. He lived with his wife and their three children in Scarsdale, New York. Charles Hallac died on September 9, 2015, aged 50, following a four-year battle with colorectal cancer.[3]


  1. ^ Charles Shaul Hallac profile,; accessed September 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Charlie Hallac Biography (In Memoriam) | BlackRock". Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  3. ^ BlackRock co-president Charles Hallac dies,; accessed September 9, 2015.