Charles Hallac

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Charles S. Hallac
Charles Shaul Hallac

October 20, 1964
DiedSeptember 9, 2015
Alma materBrandeis University
OccupationBusiness executive
Website"Charlie Hallac Biography (In Memoriam) | BlackRock".

Charles Shaul Hallac (October 20, 1964 – September 9, 2015) was an American businessman. He served as co-president of American financial company BlackRock.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Charles Hallac was born in Tel Aviv,[6] he earned a BA degree in economics and computer science from Brandeis University in 1986.[7]


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.[8]

Hallac was chief operating officer for BlackRock from 2009 until 2014. Prior to joining BlackRock in 1988, he was an associate in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation. In 2001, Hallac, with his colleague, Bennett Golub, received the "Asset Management Risk Manager of the Year" award from Risk Magazine.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Charles Hallac lived with his wife and their three children in Scarsdale, New York, he died on September 9, 2015, aged 50, following a four-year battle with colorectal cancer.[7]


  1. ^ "Charles Hallac, BlackRock's Co-President, Dies at 50". Bloomberg. September 9, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Thomas Jr., Landon (September 9, 2015). "Charles S. Hallac, Co-President of BlackRock, Dies at 50". The New York Times. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Stynes, Tess (September 9, 2015). "BlackRock Co-President Charles S. Hallac Dies". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Sender, Henny (September 9, 2015). "BlackRock executive Charles Hallac dies at 50". Financial Times. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Bird, Mike (September 10, 2015). "The man who built BlackRock's 'central nervous system' and turned it into a $4.7 trillion colossus has died". Business Insider. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "A Brief Look at the Life and Legacy of Charles Hallac". Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  7. ^ a b BlackRock co-president Charles Hallac dies,; accessed September 9, 2015.
  8. ^ Charles Shaul Hallac profile,; accessed September 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Charlie Hallac Biography (In Memoriam) | BlackRock". Retrieved 2015-09-11.

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