Chip Castille
Managing Director

Chip Castille, Managing Director, is head of the BlackRock US Retirement Group. Chip’s current service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was head of US defined contribution product development. Prior to joining BGI in 2007, he was a managing director at Wilshire Associates and Chief Investment Officer for Wilshire Funds Management. During an earlier stint with BGI, from 1993 to 1999, he assisted with development of the industry's first target date fund, the LifePath Portfolios, in 1993. Chip’s investment management experience includes expertise in solving asset allocation, manager selection, and structure problems. He co-authored "Optimizing Manager Structure and Budgeting Manager Risk" (Journal of Portfolio Management) with John Pirone and Duane Whitney, which received the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy award for outstanding article in 2000. He earned a BA degree in journalism from Louisiana State University in 1987 and an MBA degree from Loyola University in 1989.

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