Charles Hatami

Charles Hatami

Global Head of the Financial & Strategic Investors Group

Charles Hatami, Senior Managing Director, is Global Head of the Financial & Strategic Investors Group (FSIG) and a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He also oversees the firm’s Middle East business and serves on the Board of BlackRock Saudi Arabia.


Under Charles' leadership, FSIG is transforming BlackRock’s global relationships with large asset owners such as insurers and sovereign wealth funds by supporting their evolving investment, portfolio, and business needs. FSIG includes our Financial Markets Advisory unit, which delivers a range of capital markets, balance sheet management, and risk & analytics advice to banks, insurers and official institutions across the world.


Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Charles was the founder and Managing Partner of Xeryus Capital Management, a London-based boutique global macro hedge fund. He worked previously at Banco Itaú in Brazil and started his career at BNP Paribas in Germany.


Based in New York, Charles serves as an Advisory Board member of the MIT Golub Center for Finance & Policy, and as a Trustee of the Board at the Lycée Français.


Charles earned an MBA degree with concentration in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and an MSc. in Financial Engineering, with honors, from Leonardo Da Vinci Engineering School in Paris, France.