Charlie Hallac was BlackRock's first employee and the creator of Aladdin. In a 2013 article by the Economist, the magazine explains just how far the system reaches:"Aladdin, the risk-management platform that occupies all those computers in the orchards, is not just used to look after BlackRock's $4 trillion. The firm makes its facilities available in whole or in part to managers looking after $11 trillion more, a tally that has recently been growing by about $1 trillion a year. All told, Aladdin keeps its eyes on almost 7% of the world's $225 trillion of financial assets."