Simona Paravani-Mellinghoff

Simona Paravani-Mellinghoff

Global CIO of Solutions, BlackRock Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions

Simona Paravani-Mellinghoff, Managing Director, is Global CIO of Solutions within BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) group. In this capacity, Simona is responsible for the investment outcome and oversight of MASS’s solutions mandates. She also sits on the firm’s Operating Committee and Investment Academy Steering Committee and is a founding member of BlackRock’s Financial Inclusion Team network.


Simona’s service to the firm dates back to 2015. She previously spent ten years at HSBC where she held a number of senior positions in Hong Kong, London and New York including Global Investment Strategist and CIO in the asset management division.


Simona earned both a BA and MA in Economics from Cambridge University.


Simona’s interests include data and artificial intelligence and financial inclusion. In 2022, Simona was awarded the prestigious title of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for her commitment to promoting inclusion and social mobility through education and financial literacy and she was named Role Model of the Year in 2021 by Investment Week’s Women in Investing Awards. She is also an award-winning children’s literature author, an assistant professor at Cambridge Unversity, and a board member of Mybnk, which is a charity focused on financial education.


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.