Lyenda Delp

Lyenda Delp

Head of BlackRock's Financial Institutions Group (FIG) – Americas, BlackRock

Lyenda Simpson Delp, Managing Director, is the Head of BlackRock's Financial Institutions Group (FIG) - Americas. FIG Americas is part of a global business that engages with insurance company senior executives to deliver asset management, advisory and risk management capabilities from BlackRock's enterprise platform dedicated to the insurance industry.


Ms. Delp is accountable for driving the overall success of FIG Americas including leading a high-performing team of client professionals and directly managing relationships with senior clients. Prior to becoming Head of the FIG Americas business, she was Head of the Client Relationship team within FIG Americas.


Prior to joining the FIG team and BlackRock in 2009, she was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, which she joined in 2000. In her most recent role there, she worked in GSAM as a Client Portfolio Manager for the manager-of-managers, also called OCIO business, providing comprehensive multi-asset class portfolio solutions to US and European insurers, pensions, endowments and foundations. Prior to GSAM she spent more than two years at Deloitte Consulting as a management consultant in the financial services practice.


She earned an MBA with concentrations in finance, marketing and strategy from Carnegie Mellon University and a BSc. in chemistry and biochemistry, double major with honors, from The University of the West Indies (UWI).


She is Chair of the Business Board of Advisors for the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and Board Secretary for the American Foundation for the UWI (AFUWI), based in NYC.