Philip Hodges, PhD

Philip Hodges, PhD

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer for Blackrock's Factor-Based Strategies Group

Philip Hodges, PhD, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investments for BlackRock's Factor-Based Strategies Group. Dr. Hodges is responsible for delivering investment performance for BlackRock's factor investment platform. The group optimizes factors to help meet investment outcomes, such as retirement savings, factor advisory mandates and bespoke factor solutions, and develops factor analytics tools leveraging BlackRock's Aladdin platform. Dr. Hodges is CIO for the team's flagship factor strategies: Market Advantage and Style Advantage.

 

Dr. Hodges' service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Previously, Dr. Hodges has served as a research officer within the Client Solutions group in San Francisco and a quantitative analyst within the Liability Driven Investment team in London. Prior to joining BGI, Dr. Hodges was a post-doctoral research associate in physical chemistry at the University of Oxford and University Lyon I.

 

Dr. Hodges earned a MChem degree in chemistry and a D.Phil. in molecular spectroscopy from the University of Oxford in 2002 and 2006, respectively.