Global Chief Investment Strategist and Head of the Model Portfolio & Solutions Business

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Russ Koesterich, CFA, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Global Chief Investment Strategist and Head of the Model Portfolio & Solutions business. He is a founding member of the Blackrock Investment Institute, delivering BlackRock's insights on global investment issues. During his 20+ year career as an investment researcher and strategist, Russ has served as the Global Head of Investment Strategy for scientific active equities and as senior portfolio manager in the US Market Neutral Group at BlackRock.


Russ is a frequent contributor to financial news media and can regularly be seen on CNBC, Fox Business News, CBS, CNN and Bloomberg TV. He is the author of two books, including his most recent "The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble," which details how to position portfolios for the impact of the growing U.S. deficit. Russ is also regularly quoted in print media including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today,, and MarketWatch.


Russ earned a BA in history from Brandeis University, a JD from Boston College and an MBA in capital markets from Columbia University.

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