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Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer for BlackRock's Multi-Strategy (MuSt) Hedge Fund Platform

Matthew McBrady

Matthew R. McBrady, Ph.D., Managing Director, is the Chief Investment Officer for BlackRock's Multi-Strategy (MuSt) hedge fund platform within the Multi-Asset Strategies Group. He is responsible for strategy selection, portfolio construction, risk management and implementation across MuSt portfolios.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Dr. McBrady served as a Managing Director and head of Investment Strategy and Risk Management at Silver Creek Capital Management, a fund of hedge funds investment manager. From 2006 to 2008, he was a Vice President in the North American Private Equity with Bain Capital, where he was involved in structuring, negotiating and executing a wide range of private equity deals. Before moving to the private sector, Dr. McBrady was a professor of finance at the Darden School of the University of Virginia and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received teaching awards while at both schools. Earlier in his career, he worked with Janet Yellen in President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors and with Timothy Geithner in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Policy Development and Review.

Dr. McBrady has published research in publications including the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Restructuring Finance. He also was a co-author of two Harvard Business School case studies, and co-author of a chapter in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Financial Globalization.

Dr. McBrady earned an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard College in 1992, an M.Sc. in Economics for Development from Oxford University in 1993, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics in 2002 from Harvard University.

Commentary by Matthew McBrady, Ph.D.