Richie Prager is Head of Trading, Liquidity and Investments Platform for BlackRock. A Senior Managing Director, he is a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee.
Mr. Prager leads the firm’s global trading, liquidity and securities lending teams and plays a central leadership role in managing BlackRock’s global investment platform in partnership with firm President Rob Kapito. He is a key driver of BlackRock’s product strategy functions and is responsible for implementing efficient business management practices to enhance the firm’s investment capabilities.
Before being appointed to his current role in 2016, Mr. Prager held a number of senior leadership positions within the firm, most recently as Global Head of Trading, Liquidity and Securities Lending where he spearheaded key initiatives to enhance risk management practices and improve investment performance. Previously, as part of the Financial Markets Advisory Group within BlackRock Solutions, he advised clients on capital markets exposures and business strategy.
Before joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Prager worked for Bankof America in several senior management roles, including Global Head of Rates, Currencies and Commodities. He also held regional leadership roles in Latin America and Asia, and served as the Enterprise Risk Manager. Previous experience includes leadership roles at General Re Financial Securities Internationale Nederlanden Groep and Westpac Banking Corporation. He began his career at Noonan Astley & Pierce as a foreign exchange broker.
Mr. Prager earned a B.S. Degree in Zoology from Duke University in 1981.