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Amer Bisat

Amer Bisat

Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager

Amer Bisat, PhD., Managing Director, is Head of the Sovereign and Emerging Markets Alpha team within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income and a member of the Fundamental-GFI Executive team. In this role, he manages EM and sovereign allocations in a number of flagship products including BlackRock's Strategic Investment Opportunities and Strategic Global Bonds Funds.


Mr. Bisat's service with the firm dates back to 2013. Prior to BlackRock, he was a partner in two macro hedge funds (Traxis and Rubicon), and held portfolio management responsibilities at UBS and Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Between 1991 and 1998, he was a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund where he helped negotiate high profile programs with Russia, Ukraine, and Egypt. Mr. Bisat has taught graduate level economics courses at Columbia University. He co-authored a book on globalization and academic and policy papers on growth and financial sector development issues. He is a trustee of a number of Middle Eastern cultural and art institutions and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.


Mr. Bisat earned a BA in economics from the American University of Beirut and a PhD. in economics and finance from Columbia Universty.