Tom Parker, CFA

Managing Director, CIO of Systematic Fixed Income

Tom Parker, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer of Systematic Fixed Income ("SFI") at BlackRock. In this capacity Mr. Parker is responsible for all portfolio management and research ("alpha teams") as well as portfolio construction across the SFI platform. Prior to taking on his current role, Mr. Parker was Deputy CIO. He is currently an active member of the SFI Investment, Research Approval, Model Management, and Executive committees.

 

Mr. Parker's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was the global co-head of credit investments covering both investment grade and high yield markets and a member of BGI's Fixed Income Research Approval Committee. He led the development and implementation of BGI's quantitative approach to corporate credit investing. Mr. Parker managed both long-only and long/short credit strategies used across BGI's fixed income funds, including the 3D Capital Fund (a credit long/short strategy), the Capital Structure Fund and the Fixed Income Global Alpha Fund. Prior to BGI, he worked at JP Morgan and prior to that at CSFB.

 

Mr. Parker earned a BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980 and an MBA degree in finance and international business from the University of Chicago in 1985.

Tom Parker, CFA

Managing Director, CIO of Systematic Fixed Income

Tom Parker, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer of Systematic Fixed Income ("SFI") at BlackRock. In this capacity Mr. Parker is responsible for all portfolio management and research ("alpha teams") as well as portfolio construction across the SFI platform. Prior to taking on his current role, Mr. Parker was Deputy CIO. He is currently an active member of the SFI Investment, Research Approval, Model Management, and Executive committees.

 

Mr. Parker's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was the global co-head of credit investments covering both investment grade and high yield markets and a member of BGI's Fixed Income Research Approval Committee. He led the development and implementation of BGI's quantitative approach to corporate credit investing. Mr. Parker managed both long-only and long/short credit strategies used across BGI's fixed income funds, including the 3D Capital Fund (a credit long/short strategy), the Capital Structure Fund and the Fixed Income Global Alpha Fund. Prior to BGI, he worked at JP Morgan and prior to that at CSFB.

 

Mr. Parker earned a BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980 and an MBA degree in finance and international business from the University of Chicago in 1985.