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Mark Everitt, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm's Hedge Fund Solutions team. Mr. Everitt is a member of the Investment Committee for BAA, which is part of BlackRock Alternative Investors. He serves as the head of Risk Management for BAA. Mark is also an affiliate instructor for the University of Washington teaching Computational Finance and Risk Management.
Mark's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Quellos Group, LLC, of which the alternative investment management business was acquired by BlackRock in 2007. At Quellos, he was a Principal responsible for overseeing the Risk Management Group. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Managing Director for Market and Liquidity Risk with BNP Paribas, leading a team responsible for risk management in fixed income, equity and commodity products in the Americas. Mr. Everitt joined BNP Paribas London in 1995, where he was the Global Head of the Counterparty Risk and Portfolio Analysis team, developing risk methodologies and sponsoring system developments which measured counterparty exposure risk and economic capital for derivative products. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Everitt was a Senior Consultant at Price Waterhouse Management Consultants, as well as with NatWest Markets, where he completed the Graduate Program.
Mr. Everitt earned a BSc degree, with joint honors, in geography and topographic science from the University of Wales in 1988. He has passed all the qualifying examinations for an Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in the UK.