Walter O'Connor, CFA
"Walter O'Connor, CFA, Managing Director, is Co-Head Portfolio Manager on the Municipal Mutual Fund Desk. He is also a member of the Municipal Bond Operating Committee, which oversees all municipal bond portfolio management, research and trading activities.
Mr. O'Connor's service with the firm dates back to 1991, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he was a Portfolio Manager for Municipal Bond Retail Mutual Funds. Prior to joining MLIM, he was with Prudential Securities, where he was involved in trading, underwriting and arbitrage for municipal securities and financial futures.
Mr. O'Connor earned a BA degree in finance and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1984."