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Michael Pyle

Global Chief Investment Strategist
Michael Pyle
Global Chief Investment Strategist

Michael J. Pyle, CFA, Managing Director, is Global Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock, leading the Investment Strategy function within the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII). He is responsible for developing and delivering thought leadership on asset allocation, including actionable views across asset classes based on the insights of our investment community. Mr. Pyle represents BlackRock’s views on assets and the investment outlook across client channels and in the media.

 

Prior to his current role, Mr. Pyle was Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Multi-Asset Strategies.  In this capacity, Mr. Pyle oversaw a team responsible for driving and coordinating research and portfolio strategy across the multi-asset platform -- including global economics, asset allocation, and portfolio construction.  In so doing, he and his team utilized both fundamental and systematic research approaches as well as traditional asset class and factors-based portfolio frameworks. Before this role, Mr. Pyle was a portfolio manager on the firm's global tactical asset allocation (GTAA) team.

 

Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Pyle served for five years at the center of President Obama's economic team.  Most recently, he worked at the White House as a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, following roles earlier in the Administration at the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget.  In these capacities, Mr. Pyle advised the President as well as every member of his senior economic team, and he participated first-hand in many of the most significant international and domestic economic policy challenges of President Obama's first term in office — including the Administration's response to the Eurozone crisis, its management of the U.S.-China financial and economic relationship, its design and passage of the landmark health reform law and the economic recovery act, and its overall approach to U.S. fiscal and budget policy.

 

Mr. Pyle began his career as a law clerk to the Hon. Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Mr. Pyle graduated with a degree in economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, where he was salutatorian of his class and recipient of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Prize as the top graduating student in economics, and earned a law degree from Yale Law School.  He also studied graduate economics and law at Cambridge University as a Keasbey Scholar.  He sits on the board of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.