Speaker Profile

Amer Bisat

Amer Bisat

Managing Director
BlackRock

Amer Bisat, PhD., Managing Director, is the head of BlackRock’s Emerging Markets Crossover team, member of the BlackRock Fundamental Fixed Income Executive Committee, and a named PM of the BlackRock Strategic Global Bond Fund.

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 in 1984 and a PhD. in economics and finance from Columbia University in 1992.

Profile as of 4/14/2016