Luiz Soares, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, is head of BlackRock's Global Emerging Markets team within BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr. Soares is the lead portfolio manager of a number of flagship fundamental emerging market equity strategies for institutional and individual investors.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Mr Soares worked at Axiom International Investors where he was initially a research analyst covering Latin America. Mr. Soares was appointed to manage the Axiom Emerging Markets Equity Fund in August 2007. Before his time at Axiom, from 1997 to 2000, he moved to Reuters in the US to work on fixed income derivatives. In 1993 he began his career with Andersen Consulting in Brazil.
Mr. Soares earned a BS in business management and applied economics from Cornell University.