BlackRock has named Russ Koesterich as Chief Investment Strategist, responsible for communicating the firm’s investment strategy and perspective on the markets and economy to investors and financial advisors. He will report to Ken Kroner, BlackRock’s Global Head of Multi-Asset Strategies.

Koesterich will continue to serve as Global Investment Strategist for BlackRock’s iShares business, a role he has held since 2010. Previously, he served as the Global Head of Investment Strategy for active equities and a senior portfolio manager in the U.S. Market Neutral Group of Barclays Global Investors, which BlackRock acquired in 2009.

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