Terrence Keeley

Terrence Keeley

Senior Advisor of the Official Institutions Group (OIG)

Terrence Keeley, Managing Director, is the Senior Advisor of the Official Institutions Group and is responsible for overseeing the relationships and services that BlackRock provides to central banks, sovereign wealth funds, finance ministries and supra-nationals around the world. Terry also runs the BlackRock Educational Academy and the BlackRock Client Relationship Academy, BlackRock's learning initiatives for clients and those who serve them.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Keeley was the founder and Senior Managing Principal of Sovereign Trends, LLC, a New York based advisory firm. From May 1988 to July 2010, he worked for UBS' investment banking and asset management subsidiaries in a variety of managerial positions, operating out of London, New York and Chicago. The teams he managed were responsible for asset management assignments, transactions, credit exposures, debt underwritings, and restructurings with governmental agencies globally. In addition, he was the senior calling officer at a large number of asset management firms, multilateral organizations, ministries of finance, central banks and sovereign wealth funds.

Prior to his private sector career, Mr. Keeley worked for Congressman David Stockman, and for President Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisors, where he wrote speeches for the Chairman, Dr. Murray Weidenbaum. As an adjunct to his work at Sovereign Trends, Mr. Keeley has been a lecturer at the University of Notre Dame in business and ethics, as well as a Bloomberg TV Contributing Editor.

Mr. Keeley serves or has served on advisory boards for the Asian Development Bank, the University of Notre Dame and Oxford University (Christ Church). He is also the founder of the Financial Hippocratic Oath movement, Cambodia Collegium and the Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Awards program, which honors outstanding teachers and athletic coaches in the Adrian Public Schools system in southeast Michigan. In 2012 he was appointed by Pope Francis to serve on the Vatican bank's advisory board, reviewing the banking and financial operations of the Holy See. Mr. Keeley has published widely on a number of macroeconomic and investment topics in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs and Bloomberg/ Businessweek. Mr. Keeley earned a BA degree in politics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, and completed his M.Phil/D.Phil studies in history and economics at Oxford University (Christ Church) in 1986.