Rupert Harrison, PhD

Rupert Harrison, PhD

Portfolio Manager and Head of Research, Diversified Strategies Team, Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions

Rupert Harrison, PhD, Managing Director, is a portfolio manager and Head of Research for the Diversified Strategies team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) group. Rupert is a portfolio manager for a number of benchmarked and outcome-oriented funds and leads the Diversified Strategies team’s research capabilities.


Rupert’s service with the firm dates back to 2015. Prior to joining BlackRock, he was the Chief of Staff to UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Chair of the UK's Council of Economic Advisors. He served as Chief Economic Advisor to the then Leader of the Opposition David Cameron and Shadow Chancellor George Osborne from 2006-2010.


Rupert earned a BA degree with honours in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 2001 and a PhD in Economics from University College London in 2007. His academic research on the economics of new technologies, productivity growth and the macroeconomic impact of structural reforms has been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. 


Rupert’s interests include macro research, and climate investing. Outside of work, he enjoys playing and coaching football.


Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) meets client demand for active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions through funds, outsourcing institutional mandates (OCIO), model portfolios, and more. MASS draws on the toolkit of BlackRock's index, factor, and alpha-seeking capabilities to deliver cutting-edge insights and precise investment outcomes.