Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen

Head of EMEA iShares

Stephen Cohen, Managing Director, is Head of EMEA iShares and Index Investments. He is responsible for the development and distribution of our index business , and oversees our index portfolio management capability in the region.


Prior to assuming his current role in September 2017, Mr. Cohen was Global Head of Fixed Income Beta for BlackRock, responsible for overseeing the fixed income index investment group and the fixed income iShares business. Previously, Stephen was the Chief Investment Strategist for International Fixed Income and iShares. He is a frequent contributor to financial news media and appears regularly on Bloomberg TV and CNBC.


Stephen joined BlackRock in 2011 from Nomura where he was Global Head of Equity Linked Strategy, and led the #1 Institutional Investor ranked Convertibles research team. He joined Nomura from ING Barings in 2003, having started his career in fixed income at UBS in 1996.


In addition, Mr Cohen has been a Director of Enovara, an Irish funds company. He earned a First Class honours degree in Economics from the University of Southampton in 1996.