Zach Buchwald

Zach Buchwald

Head of the U.S. and Canada Institutional Business

Zach Buchwald, Managing Director, is the Head of BlackRock's Institutional Business for the U.S. and Canada. He leads sales, client service, strategy and research, and is responsible for delivering BlackRock's investment capabilities to the firm's institutional clients. Prior to this role, he led BlackRock's Financial Institutions Group in the Americas, and earlier he helped establish the firm's Retirement Solutions Group and Financial Markets Advisory platforms.


Mr. Buchwald serves on BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, the US/Canada Executive Committee and as sponsor of its LGBT employee network. He serves as chair of the US/Canada Institutional Client Executive Committee.


Before joining BlackRock in 2008, Mr. Buchwald was a managing director at Morgan Stanley, where he held a variety of positions within the firm's fixed income division. Earlier Mr. Buchwald worked in the structured finance group at Lehman Brothers.


Mr. Buchwald earned a B.A. in English with honors from Harvard College. He is a trustee of the Public Theater, producer of Hamilton, Fun Home and Girl from the North Country, and serves on the board of directors of the Jericho Project, a non-profit homeless service organization.