Philip Hodges, PhD
Philip Hodges, PhD, Director, is a member of BlackRock's Factor Based Strategies Group (FBSG). Dr. Hodges is head of research for the Market Advantage Group which manages factor based risk parity strategies for institutional and retail clients. He is also a member of the Global Markets Strategies Group Research Oversight Board.
Dr. Hodges' service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Previously, Dr. Hodges has served as a research officer within the Client Solutions group in San Francisco and a quantitative analyst within the Liability Driven Investment team in London. Prior to joining BGI, Dr. Hodges was a post-doctoral research associate in physical chemistry at the University of Oxford and University Lyon I.
Dr. Hodges earned a MChem degree, with honors, in chemistry and a D.Phil in molecular spectroscopy from the University of Oxford in 2002 and 2006, respectively.