Managing Director, Global Strategist, BlackRock Global Allocation Team

Mike Trudel Large

Michael Trudel, CFA, JD, Managing Director and Global Strategist, is a member of the Global Allocation Team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies Group. He is primarily responsible for global macro strategy, quantitative analysis, and risk evaluation.

Mr. Trudel's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. He joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 1998 as a Senior Analyst in MLIM's Managed Solutions Group. He joined the Merrill Lynch Global Allocation Fund in 2005 as a product strategist and become a global strategist for the Fund in 2010. Prior to joining MLIM, he was a Vice President in the media and telecommunications corporate lending area at the Bank of New York.

Mr. Trudel earned a BS degree in political science and psychology, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts in 1991, a JD degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University in 1994, and a MBA degree from Boston University in 1997.