Del Stafford

Del Stafford

Head of the Multi-Asset Portfolio & Investment Consulting team within iShares

Del Stafford, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of the Multi-Asset Portfolio & Investment Consulting team within iShares. This team consults directly with institutions across the Americas to develop tailored portfolio solutions primarily through asset allocation and risk analysis. This is executed across multiple asset classes and product structures, focusing on solutions comprising alpha-seeking, factor and index strategies, with expertise in iShares ETFs. Mr. Stafford previously held the position of Head of the Model Portfolio & Solutions (MP&S) business. The team is responsible for managing an array of strategies offered as model portfolios. In this role, he was a member of the model management team, the investment committee and research approval board. Additionally, Mr. Stafford served as a portfolio manager on a series of Blackrock iShares Variable Insurance Funds.

 

Mr. Stafford's service with the firm dates back to 2008, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Prior to that, he spent over 16 years at The Vanguard Group, where he recently worked with the firm's current and prospective defined benefit plan clients to structure custom investment solutions. Mr. Stafford also worked as a senior portfolio manager within Vanguard's Fixed Income Group, with responsibility for managing institutional, separately managed and stable value portfolios.

 

Mr. Stafford earned a BS degree in finance from Bloomsburg University and an MBA degree from LaSalle University.