Managing Director, Sr. Product Strategist for the BlackRock Equity Dividend Team

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Scott Malatesta, Managing Director, is a member of the Fundamental Equity Division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is the Senior Product Strategist for the BlackRock Equity Dividend Team, providing a link between the investment team and account managers. He is responsible for developing strategic plans around the team's franchise which includes business development, product development and working with the various sales teams.

Mr. Malatesta's service with the firm dates back to 2003, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he was a Product Strategist for the Basic Value Team. Prior to joining MLIM in 2003, he was a Senior Portfolio Strategist with AllianceBerstein. Previously, he was a Director of U.S. Mutual Funds with Alliance Capital Management.

Mr. Malatesta earned a BS degree in finance from Mount Saint Mary College in 1993 and a MBA degree in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1999.

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