Lisa Walker, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of the Global Allocation team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies Group. She is a senior investor, primarily responsible for coverage of financial services and banks.
Ms. Walker's service with the firm dates back to 1997, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Ms. Walker joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 1997 as a Fundamental Analyst for the Developing Capital Markets Fund. Ms. Walker joined the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund in 2010. Previously she was a member of BlackRock's Global Small Cap Equity team where she was responsible for coverage of the financial and telecom services sectors. From 2000 to 2004, she was the portfolio manager for LDM Investments, LLC, which focused on the U.S. equity markets. Ms. Walker began her investment career in 1986 at JP Morgan, working in equity research, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions corporate finance.
Ms. Walker earned a BSBA degree in accounting from Georgetown University in 1986 and an MBA degree, with honors, from Harvard Business School in 1995. She is a CFA Charterholder.