Michael Gates, CFA

Michael Gates, CFA

Head of Model Portfolios Solutions, Americas, Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions

Michael Gates, CFA, Managing Director, is the head of Model Portfolio Solutions in the Americas within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions group. He is the lead portfolio manager of BlackRock’s suite of Target Allocation and Target Income models and mutual funds. The Target Allocation ETF and Long Horizon ETF models that Michael manages have been awarded a gold medal by Morningstar, their top medal designation¹.


Michael’s service with the firm dates back to 1999, including his years with Barclays Global Investors.


He earned his MS in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and a BS, with honors, from the University of California, Davis.


Michael’s interests include building systematic investment techniques and conducting economic research. In his spare time Michael enjoys large scale oil painting.


Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions (MASS) meets client demand for active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions through funds, model portfolios, and more. MASS draws on the toolkit of BlackRock's index, factor, and alpha-seeking capabilities to deliver cutting-edge insights and investment outcomes.