Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Global Equity Hedge Fund Strategies

Kevin Franklin

Kevin Franklin, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock's Scientific Active Equity Portfolio Management Group, and is Lead Portfolio Manager for Global Equity Hedge Fund strategies.

Mr. Franklin rejoined the firm in 2010, building on five prior years of service with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. He joined BlackRock after a year as head of Automated Trading at Marble Bar Asset Management in London, where he was responsible for MBAM's European systematic equity long-short product. At BGI, his previous roles include Head of Portfolio Management for the 32 Capital Fund equity long-short strategy, as well as Head of Market Neutral, Europe Active Equities. Prior to joining BGI, he was a Portfolio Manager and Trader at Horizon Asset Limited.

Mr. Franklin earned a BS degree in applied physics and history from the California Institute of Technology in 2000.