Bob Shearer, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Equity Dividend and Natural Resources

Bob Shearer, CFA, Managing Director, is Co-Lead Portfolio Manager for the Equity Dividend Fund and the BlackRock Natural Resources Fund.

Mr. Shearer's service with the firm dates back to 1997, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he managed the Merrill Lynch World Natural Resources Portfolio. Prior to joining MLIM, he was a Vice President with David L. Babson & Company, Inc., a Vice President and Sector Manager at Concert Capital Management, Inc. and a Vice President at Fiduciary Trust Company International.

Mr. Shearer earned a BS degree in economics at the University of Wisconsin in 1978, an MA degree in international management at Thunderbird, School of Global Management in 1982, and an MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1985.

Bob Shearer, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Equity Dividend and Natural Resources

Bob Shearer, CFA, Managing Director, is Co-Lead Portfolio Manager for the Equity Dividend Fund and the BlackRock Natural Resources Fund.

Mr. Shearer's service with the firm dates back to 1997, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he managed the Merrill Lynch World Natural Resources Portfolio. Prior to joining MLIM, he was a Vice President with David L. Babson & Company, Inc., a Vice President and Sector Manager at Concert Capital Management, Inc. and a Vice President at Fiduciary Trust Company International.

Mr. Shearer earned a BS degree in economics at the University of Wisconsin in 1978, an MA degree in international management at Thunderbird, School of Global Management in 1982, and an MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1985.