Lisa O’Connor

Lisa O’Connor

Global Head, Model Portfolio Solutions

Lisa O'Connor, Managing Director, is the Global Head of Model Portfolio Solutions and the Deputy CIO for Solutions.


The Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of BlackRock's index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and cutting-edge alpha insights. MASS constructs active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions across a wide spectrum of commingled funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and outsourcing solutions in the wealth and institutional channels.


Prior to joining BlackRock in April 2017 - Ms. O'Connor served as the Head of Global Portfolio Management for SSGA's Global Macro fund. The fund utilized both proprietary quantitative and fundamental strategies for alpha generation.


Before SSGA - Ms. O'Connor was at Mellon Capital Management for fourteen years where she worked extensively in the development and management of quantitative investment strategies. Her last role at Mellon Capital was leading the active fixed income team, with investment strategies ranging from hedge funds to actively managed ETFs. She served as a Senior Portfolio Manager for both the Mellon Global Opportunity Hedge Fund and the Mellon Global Fixed Income Hedge Fund. Ms. O'Connor was named one of the 50 leading women in hedge funds by the Hedge Fund Journal in 2015.