Walter O'Connor, CFA

Managing Director is a Co-head and Portfolio Manager for the Municipal Bond Funds team

Walter O'Connor, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies. He is 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, Mr. O'Connor 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.

Walter O'Connor, CFA

Managing Director is a Co-head and Portfolio Manager for the Municipal Bond Funds team

Walter O'Connor, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies. He is 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, Mr. O'Connor 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.