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BlackRock holds Larry Fink's pay nearly flat in 2016

NEW YORK, April 13 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, held total compensation for Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink nearly flat in 2016, according to a filing on Thursday.

Fink was awarded $25.5 million in compensation last year, compared with $25.8 million in 2015, based on a calculation of his pay according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)