Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Head of Global Allocation
Dennis Stattman, CFA, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is head of the Global Allocation team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies Group. He serves as a member of BlackRock's Global Operating and Leadership Committees.
Mr. Stattman's service with the firm dates back to 1989, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Stattman joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers as a portfolio manager of the Merrill Lynch Global Allocation Fund at the Fund's inception in 1989. From 1989 through 1996, he was also a portfolio manager of the Merrill Lynch Special Value Fund. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Stattman served as the director of research for Meridian Management Company, and as pension investment officer for the World Bank, supervising the management of U.S. equities in the Bank's Retirement Plan.
Mr. Stattman earned a BS degree in commerce from the University of Virginia in 1973 and an MBA degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago in 1980. Mr. Stattman is a CFA Charterholder.
In their August Global Allocation Monthly Insight, Ben Moyer, CFA and Oscar Pulido, CFA discuss attractive valuations and improving profit margins that make the Japanese automobile sector an attractive overweight.
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