Isabelle sees bond market concerns about a possible victory by populist Marine Le Pen as overdone.
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Isabelle Mateos y Lago is BlackRock's Chief Multi-Asset Strategist. Prior to joining BlackRock, she was a senior official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she worked for 15 years in a range of positions related to economic analysis, policy making and global governance. She writes about global macro topics and BlackRock research for The Blog.