Deepika Sharma

Director, Global Head of Manager Selection, BlackRock

Deepika (Dee) Sharma, Director, is the Global Head of Manager Selection for the Multi-Manager Platform in BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) with a  focus on generating alpha by selecting and combining managers for BlackRock’s Outsourced CIO (OCIO) and wealth solutions business, across public and private markets.

Deepika has spent over 14 years in portfolio management and research roles with a focus on multi-asset investing, with publications in the Journal of Investing and Beta Investment Strategies. Previously, Dee led product research focused on factors and fixed income within US ETF & Index Investments (EII) business. Prior to joining BlackRock, she was a Portfolio Manager and Director of Investment Research at Astor Investment Management, a $2bn asset management firm, where she built a multi-alternative strategy awarded with Refinitiv Lipper awards for outstanding performance. She previously worked within the Fixed Income Proprietary Trading group at Nomura and began her career as an analyst on the structured credit desk at Lehman Brothers.

Deepika currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at CFA Society New York, the largest of the 142+ societies that comprise CFA Institute worldwide with over 10,000 members. She is also a member of the Bretton Woods Committee where she contributes research aimed at policymakers and multilateral institutions. Deepika holds a Masters in International Finance at Columbia University, where she was a teaching assistant to Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Richard Clarida