Manuela Sperandeo

Director, BlackRock

Manuela Sperandeo, Director, is iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, responsible for the distribution of Smart Beta and Liquid Alternatives ETFs. Prior to that, she was a member of the iShares Product Innovation team where she was responsible for Fixed Income product research. Manuela joined Blackrock in April 2014 from Barclays, where she spent 6 years working across several roles in the Investment Bank and the Wealth and Investment Management divisions. Most recently she was a Director at Barclays Capital Fund Solutions, an asset management business specializing in absolute return and alternative indexation strategies. Prior to that, she was a member of the Product Development team focusing on investment products for Barclays private and retail clients. Prior to Barclays she worked as an investment analyst at Alpstar, a credit hedge fund and as a Structured Derivatives Sales at Credit Suisse. Manuela earned a MSc in Economics with distinction from Universit√° Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, in 2001 and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Manuela Sperandeo

Director, BlackRock

Manuela Sperandeo, Director, is iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, responsible for the distribution of Smart Beta and Liquid Alternatives ETFs. Prior to that, she was a member of the iShares Product Innovation team where she was responsible for Fixed Income product research. Manuela joined Blackrock in April 2014 from Barclays, where she spent 6 years working across several roles in the Investment Bank and the Wealth and Investment Management divisions. Most recently she was a Director at Barclays Capital Fund Solutions, an asset management business specializing in absolute return and alternative indexation strategies. Prior to that, she was a member of the Product Development team focusing on investment products for Barclays private and retail clients. Prior to Barclays she worked as an investment analyst at Alpstar, a credit hedge fund and as a Structured Derivatives Sales at Credit Suisse. Manuela earned a MSc in Economics with distinction from Universit√° Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, in 2001 and an MBA from Harvard Business School.