Vivek Paul

Vivek Paul

Head of Portfolio Research, BlackRock Investment Institute

Vivek Paul, FIA, Managing Director, is Head of the Portfolio Research Group within the Blackrock Investment Institute (BII). The BII leverages BlackRock’s expertise and produces proprietary research to provide insights on the global economy, markets, geopolitics and long-term asset allocation – all to help clients and portfolio managers navigate financial markets.


Within the BII, the Portfolio Research group is responsible for developing the core principles and intellectual property that underpin BlackRock's approach to portfolio design, such as capital market assumptions and optimization tools. Vivek plays a leading role in both the creation of and external dissemination of the group’s core intellectual property.


Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Mr. Paul worked at Towers Watson as an investment consultant, where he specialized in advising pension funds and corporate clients on liability hedging derivative arrangements, financial modelling and investment strategy. He began his career at Hewitt Associates in 2005.


Mr. Paul earned an MMath degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick in 2005, with first class honours. He earned an MSc in Actuarial Finance from Imperial College, London, in 2008 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.