Diversity & Inclusion


The Power of Options-Overlay Strategies

On March 8 of this year, BlackRock announced its agreement to acquire the remaining equity interest in SpiderRock Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of customized option overlay strategies in U.S. wealth markets – a move that builds on BlackRock’s minority investment in SpiderRock, made in 2021, and reinforces BlackRock’s commitment to personalized separately managed accounts.

Led by President and Chief Investment Officer Eric Metz, SpiderRock Advisors is a Chicago-based asset management firm focused on providing customized option overlay strategies to investors. The company excels in innovating options strategies, making them a vital asset class for institutions and advisors. By combining technology with comprehensive derivative management expertise, SpiderRock Advisors is committed to making it easy for financial advisors and institutions to add option overlay strategies to their portfolios. SpiderRock Advisors manages approximately $5 billion.