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Managing Director, Head of Americas Credit

James Keenan

James E. Keenan, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of Americas Credit and a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies. He has oversight of the Investment Grade Credit and Sub-Investment Grade Credit businesses. In addition, he is Chief Investment Officer of the Leveraged Finance Team, overseeing global high yield, leveraged loans, alternative and distressed products.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2004, Mr. Keenan was a Senior High Yield Trader at Columbia Management Group. He began his investment career at UBS Global Asset Management where he was a Trader and Research Analyst from 1998 through 2003.

Mr. Keenan earned a BBA degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame in 1998.

Commentary by James Keenan, CFA