Director, DC Investment Strategy

Headshot: Marco Merz

Marco Merz, CFA, Director, DC Investment Strategy, is an investment strategist in BlackRock's US and Canada Defined Contribution group. He is responsible for representing BlackRock's Defined Contribution (DC) capabilities to institutional investors, investment consultants and advisors.


Mr. Merz's service with the firm dates back to 2006, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Before joining the DC team, he was a member of the iShares Institutional Sales team, building relationships with investors, including pension plans, foundations and endowments. Previously, he was a senior investment strategist within the Global Index Equity Group, covering a broad range of asset classes including domestic and international equities, commodities and REITs. He began his career at Commerzbank in Frankfurt in their private asset management division.

Commentary by Marco Merz, CFA