Rising debt levels could spell trouble for the Canadian economy. Kurt explains why investors should take notice.
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.
Kurt Reiman, Director, is BlackRock’s Chief Investment Strategist for Canada and is a member of the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII). Kurt is responsible for creating value added Canadian financial market and investment insights and communicating them, alongside our global views, to our clients as well as to investors and our client-facing professionals throughout Canada. Prior to his current role, Kurt was a Global Investment Strategist with responsibility for presenting BlackRock’s multi-asset investment views to clients throughout North America, primarily in the U.S. Kurt joined BlackRock in 2013 with over 15 years of experience in investment research and strategy. Prior to joining BlackRock, he was the Head of Thematic Research at UBS Wealth Management in New York and Zurich. He also held various analyst positions at Reuters and the G7 Group. Kurt earned a BS degree in business and economics from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and his MS degree in international relations with a concentration in international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. Kurt also spent a year at McGill University in the finance department and focused on Canadian studies during his undergraduate and graduate degree programs.