BlackRock Appoint Emerging Markets MD

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BlackRock has announced the appointment of Gerardo Rodriguez Regordosa, former Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico, as Managing Director and a senior member of the Firm’s emerging markets leadership team.

In this new role, Rodriguez will help support BlackRock’s Emerging Markets business and product development strategy. Rodriguez will join BlackRock on April 22 and will be based in New York. He will jointly report to Richard Kushel, Senior Managing Director and Head of Strategic Product Management, and Patrick Olson, Managing Director and Global Head of Strategy and Planning.

'Gerardo brings tremendous financial markets and risk management experience from his tenure within the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit', Kushel commented. 'Emerging Markets offer attractive growth opportunities and are a key focus area for BlackRock and our clients. Gerardo will help support the development of our efforts on a global basis'.

BlackRock manages more than $250 billion in emerging market assets and strategies and employs more than 100 experienced emerging market investment professionals. Their insights and skills power an array of portfolio solutions with reach across the developing world.

Rodriguez joins BlackRock with over 14 years of experience at the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, where he last served as Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit from January 2011 to November 2012. During his tenure, Mr. Rodriguez was instrumental in the design and implementation of macroeconomic policy, including the development of a deep and liquid local government bond market.

'BlackRock is uniquely positioned to help investors expand their investment alternatives in emerging markets and I look forward to working with BlackRock’s talented group of investment professionals to help deliver BlackRock’s global capabilities', said Rodriguez.

Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of the Americas (UDLAP) and earned his Master´s degree in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University.

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