Andrea Picard

Andrea Picard

Head of U.S. Pensions, Americas Institutional Business

Andrea Picard, Managing Director, is Head of U.S. Pensions within BlackRock's U.S. & Canada Americas Institutional Business. In this role, she is responsible for executing business development and strategy and leads the team that maintains relationships with large U.S. Corporate and Public Pensions. She also manages relationships with many of BlackRock's most sophisticated clients and is responsible for developing custom solutions and delivering the firm's investment capabilities across the institutional landscape.


Ms. Picard is a member of the U.S. and Canada Institutional Executive Committee within BlackRock's Americas Institutional Business and leads the Culture Committee for the U.S. and Canada Institutional business.


Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Ms. Picard was a Partner and Director of Marketing at Stelliam Investment Management, a long/short equity manager and earlier, held a similar role at Raven Asset Management, a long/short credit fund. Prior, Ms. Picard spent over 15 years managing a broad array of institutional client relationships and leading fixed income sales efforts in leveraged credit. She was Senior Vice President and Sales Manager in the High Yield Group at Raymond James and Managing Director and Head of High Yield Sales at TD Securities. Ms. Picard began her career at Lehman Brothers in institutional fixed income sales, lastly as a Senior Vice President, High Yield sales.


Ms. Picard earned an MBA in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a BA in Linguistics from the State University of New York at Albany.

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