BlackRock, the $6 trillion money manager, had a crime-fighting robot patrolling its New York headquarters — and it marks the firm’s latest foray into automation

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  •  BlackRock, the $ 6 trillion asset manager which is relying more on robots to make investment decisions, recently hired a physical robot to meander around its New York City headquarters.
  • The robot, dubbed BLK Bot, left New York earlier this month and will be moved to the firm’s San Francisco offices soon. 
  •  The robot sent an affectionate email to employees when it departed the Big Apple. 

Count this as another sign that automation is sweeping BlackRock, the largest money manager in the world.

unnamed 8BlackRockFor six months, a robot was meandering the New York City headquarters of the $ 6 trillion dollar asset manager, which notably made a big bet last year to rely more on algorithms over humans to make decisions on what stocks to buy and sell.

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