Luiz Soares, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is co-head of the Global Emerging Markets Team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr. Soares is the lead portfolio manager for the team's Core Emerging Markets strategies and a co-portfolio of the Emerging Markets Equity Income portfolios.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Mr. Soares managed the Emerging Markets Equity Fund at Axiom International Investors. Prior to moving to this role in 2007, he was an equity research analyst responsible for covering Latin America. From 1997 to 2000, he was with Reuters in the US and worked 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 in 1993.