Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific/Emerging Markets

Jeff Shen

Jeff Shen, PhD, Managing Director, is the head of BlackRock's Emerging Markets and Co-Head of Investments for BlackRock's Scientific Active Equity. He is a member of the Global Operating Committee, Human Capital Committee and Asia Pacific Operating Committee.

Dr. Shen's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was the Head of Asia and Emerging Market Equity Investment. Prior to joining BGI, he was the Global Head of Asset Allocation Research and Macro Absolute Return Investment at JP Morgan Asset Management. He began his career in 1997 and worked in hedge funds, risk management research and macro investment functions for JPMorgan in New York and London. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at NYU teaching a MBA class on International Investment.

Dr. Shen earned a BA degree in economics from Hobart College, a MA degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a PhD degree in finance from New York University.

Commentary by Jeff Shen, PhD