Laurence Fink’s Optimistic Outlook

January 30, 2015 11:14 PM

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Laurence Fink’s Optimistic Outlook

Laurence Fink , head of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset-management company, likes to defy conventional wisdom. He has just returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he says, “generally, the consensus is all wrong.”

Most people at the conference were “very worried about the world,” he says. Some fretted about oil-price volatility; others were concerned with the future of the European economy. Mr. Fink doesn’t share their dark views. Back in his office in midtown Manhattan, he says that 2015 could bring the best...

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