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WHO WE ARE

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.

Contributors

Ewen Cameron Watt

Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock Investment Institute

Ewen is Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock and the BlackRock Investment Institute. He leads internal events and debate between the company’s investment leaders, and represents these views externally to clients and the media. Mr. Cameron Watt is also a member of BlackRock’s Government Relations Steering Committee and earned an MA degree, with honors, in modern history from Oriel College, Oxford University.

Isabelle Mateos y Lago

Chief Multi-Asset Strategist at BlackRock

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.

Jean Boivin, PhD

Global Head of Research for the BlackRock Investment Institute

Jean Boivin, PhD, is Global Head of Research for the Blackrock Investment Institute. Prior to joining BlackRock, Dr. Boivin served as deputy governor of the Bank of Canada and as Finance Canada’s associate deputy minister and G7/G20 deputy. He has taught at Columbia Business School and HEC Montreal. He writes about the global economy, global markets and policy.

Jeffrey Rosenberg, CFA

BlackRock Senior Portfolio Manager

Jeffrey Rosenberg, CFA, Managing Director, is a senior portfolio manager leading our alpha-seeking long-only and factor efforts for Blackrock’s Systematic Fixed Income (“SFI”) portfolio management team. He is an active member of the SFI Investment Committee and Executive Committee and senior portfolio manager for the Alternative Capital Strategies fund. Mr. Rosenberg’s service with the firm dates back to 2011, when he joined the Fundamental fixed income group as Chief Investment Strategist for fixed income. In 2016, this role transitioned into the BlackRock Investment Institute. His responsibilities included helping to develop BlackRock's strategic and tactical views on sector allocation within fixed income, currencies and commodities. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Rosenberg spent nearly 10 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as the Chief Credit Strategist coordinating strategy across all fixed income, securitized assets, credit, FX and commodities. In addition, Mr. Rosenberg specialized in quantitative credit modeling and developed the first commercialized credit portfolio analytics system from a dealer firm. Mr. Rosenberg earned a Masters in Science degree in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon, a BA in Mathematics from the Univ. of Minnesota, and a BA in Finance from the Univ. of Wisconsin.

Kurt Reiman, Managing 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.

Matthew Tucker, CFA

Head of iShares Americas Fixed Income Strategy

Matt is Head of the iShares Fixed Income Strategy team. He and his team focus on product strategy for iShares ETFs in North and Latin America. He has over fifteen years of experience in the fixed income markets and is a CFA charterholder. He writes about fixed income and ETF education.

Pat Chiefalo joined BlackRock in 2014 as Managing Director, head of iShares Product for Canada. He brings with him 15 years of industry experience on both the sell side and buy side of the business. Prior to BlackRock Pat spent 5 years leading National Bank Financial Exchange Traded Funds Research and Strategy team which offered the most comprehensive and street leading research of ETFs among all the Canadian dealers. Pat spent 6 years in Equity Research at both Scotia Capital and Merrill Lynch as lead equity analyst as well as several years on the derivatives desk for Merrill Lynch - Bank of America. Pat has a BASc (Mechanical Engineering degree) from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and is a CFA charter holder.

Rachel Siu, CFA, Director, is a member of the Product Strategy team within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income group. She is focused on product strategy in Canada for both the institutional and iShares businesses. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2015, Ms. Siu was responsible for manager research and selection in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). Ms. Siu started her career as a member of the Global Markets Institute, the public policy research unit of Goldman Sachs, providing research and high-level advisory services to policymakers, regulators and investors around the world. Ms. Siu earned a BA degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and is a CFA charterholder.

Richard Turnill

BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist

Richard Turnill is BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist, leading investment strategy within the BlackRock Investment Institute. Previously he was chief investment strategist with the firm’s active management business and has also led BlackRock’s global equity team, serving as a portfolio manager. He writes about global markets, the economy and investment ideas.

Rick Rieder

BlackRock Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income

Rick is BlackRock’s Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income and a member of the company’s Global Operating Committee. Mr. Rieder is the lead portfolio manager of BlackRock’s Multi-sector funds including Strategic Income Opportunities Fund (BSIIX), Total Return Fund (MAHQX), Core Bond Fund (BFMCX) and also the Strategic Global Bond Fund (MAWIX).

Russ Koesterich, CFA

Portfolio Manager for BlackRock’s Global Allocation Team

Russ is a Portfolio Manager for BlackRock’s Global Allocation team. He works with portfolio managers to establish macro-level views and also develops systematic strategies to augment the team’s security-selection process and risk management. He is the author of two books, including “The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble,” on positioning portfolios for the growing U.S. deficit.

Terry Simpson, CFA, CAIA

Multi-Asset Strategist for the BlackRock Investment Institute

Terry Simpson, CFA, is a multi-asset strategist for the BlackRock Investment Institute, responsible for conducting capital market research and conveying the firm’s market views to institutional and retail clients. He writes about the portfolio construction implications of global macro and multi-asset class research.

Warren Collier, Managing Director, is Head of the Canadian iShares business. Mr. Collier's service with the firm dates back to 1999, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was the Chief Operating Officer for BGI in Canada and Latin America, where he was responsible for designing, developing and implementing an operational management strategy for BGI's businesses in Canada and Latin America. He was also a member of BGI's Global Legal Leadership team with responsibility for the legal teams outside the US and UK. Most recently, Mr. Collier was the COO for BlackRock's US iShares business and, before that, for the firm's Latin America and Iberia business. Before his time with BlackRock, Mr. Collier was in private legal practice focusing on the investment management industry at a leading Canadian business law firm. He also served as the first lawyer with a leading Canadian mutual fund group. Mr. Collier earned a BA degree in political science from York University in 1991 and his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1994.