Alan Synnott, Director, leads Product Strategy for the BlackRock Real Assets group within BlackRock Alternative Investors.
BlackRock Real Assets comprises BlackRock’s Infrastructure and Real Estate platforms and has 320+ professionals across 22 cities globally, managing over $31.5 billion in equity and debt assets and client commitments. Mr. Synnott is a member of the Real Assets Executive team focused on business growth for all Infrastructure and Real Estate products and strategies globally, with responsibility for market thought leadership, product development, fundraising, client relationships, marketing and platform communications.
Mr. Synnott joined BlackRock in 2011 as a founding member of BlackRock’s Infrastructure business, playing a leading role in the successful integration, fundraising for and overall development of the platform. Mr. Synnott has authored multiple position papers on the topics of Real Assets, Infrastructure & Renewable Power Investment for Pensions, Insurance Companies, Institutional Investors and Public Policy makers. Mr. Synnott also represents BlackRock as an Advisor to the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and as a primary contact for BlackRock’s Government Relations and Public Policy engagement.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Synnott was a Senior Corporate Finance Executive at NTR Plc., a private infrastructure developer, operator and business owner. Before this he worked in Investment Banking in San Francisco with responsibility for sourcing, structuring and execution of transactions in the Renewable Power, Conventional Power, Energy, Transport, Consumer and Technology sectors. He began his career at E*TRADE Group in Palo Alto, leading product management for a number of strategies; including the creation, venture capital funding and sale of E*TRADE’s Investment Banking subsidiary.
Mr. Synnott earned a BBS degree from Trinity College Dublin and an MBS degree from University College Dublin.