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Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Head of Global Allocation

Dennis Stattman

Dennis Stattman, CFA, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, is Head of the Global Allocation Team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies Group and a member of the Leadership Committee. He serves as a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee.

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. He joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 1989 as an Associate Portfolio Manager of the Merrill Lynch Global Allocation Fund, and was named Portfolio Manager of the Fund in 2002. He has been a manager of the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund since its inception. From 1989 through 1996, he was also a Portfolio Manager of the Merrill Lynch Special Value Fund. Prior to joining MLIM, he 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 a MBA degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago in 1980.

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