Managing Director, Member of BlackRock Alternative Advisors, the firm’s Hedge Fund Solutions team

Nugi Jakobishvili

Mark R. Woolley, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm's Hedge Fund Solutions team. He is a portfolio manager in the Absolute Return Strategies Manager Research group and is responsible for the sourcing, performance of due diligence on and monitoring of hedge fund managers across Europe and Asia. Mr. Woolley also serves as a member of the BAA Operating Committee.

Mr. Woolley's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Quellos Group, LLC, of which the alternative investment management business was acquired by BlackRock in 2007. At Quellos, Mr. Woolley served as Managing Director focused on the identification and qualitative evaluation of alternative investment managers most recently for Quellos Asia Limited and previously for Quellos Europe, Ltd. in London.

Mr. Woolley serves as a member of the Board of Governors and a trustee for the Church Commissioners, the body responsible for the management of the Church of England's investment portfolio.

Mr. Woolley earned a BA degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Washington in 2000.

Commentary by Mark Woolley, CFA