Mr Koesterich is a financial services veteran with 22 years’ experience in the industry. Since 2005 he has worked at Barclays Global Investors and BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, with over $4.5 trillion in assets.
Mr Koesterich is currently a Portfolio Manager of the BlackRock Global Allocation Funds. In that capacity Mr Koesterich is responsible for driving asset allocation and risk management for BlackRock’s largest investment team, managing approximately $80 billion. Prior to his current role Mr Koesterich served as the Global Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock as well as the Chief Investment Strategist for the iShares business, the world’s largest provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs). Prior to joining BlackRock (then BGI) in 2005, Mr Koesterich was the Chief North American Strategist for State Street Global Markets in Boston.
Mr Koesterich is a frequent contributor to the financial news, including CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business television, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Market Watch. He is the author of two previous books.
Mr Koesterich holds a BA from Brandeis University, a JD from Boston College Law School and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).