|Christopher Meade||General Counsel|
|Gary Shedlin||Chief Financial Officer|
|Laurence Fink||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
|Brian Bedell||Deutsche Bank|
|Michael Cyprys||Morgan Stanley|
|Craig Siegenthaler||Credit Suisse|
|Alexander Blostein||Goldman Sachs|
Good morning. My name is Jerome, and I will be your conference facilitator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the BlackRock, Incorporated First Quarter 2021 Earnings Teleconference.
Our hosts for today's call will be Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Laurence D. Fink; Chief Financial Officer, Gary S.