BlackRock (BLK) is the world's largest publicly traded investment management firm. As of December 31, 2014, it had assets under management, or AUM, of $4.65 trillion. This is ~7% of the total assets under management across the globe.
Dodd Kittsley, CFA, Director, is the Head of Institutional Product Management for iShares at BlackRock. Previously, Mr. Kittsley served as Global Head of ETP Research at BlackRock. His service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was responsible for providing customized portfolio solutions and product analytics to financial intermediaries. Mr. Kittsley was a Director of Sales Strategy at BGI, leading a team that created and delivered ETP product and industry related insights. Prior to joining BlackRock, He held research and fund due diligence positions at State Street Global Advisors and Morgan Stanley. He has published extensively and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and in the media. Mr. Kittsley earned a B.A. degree from the Hamilton College and a Masters degree from University of Houston. He holds various U.S. securities licenses. He received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation, and is a member of CFA® Institute.