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SuperReturn Asia
24 - 27 September 2024
Marina Bay Sands Convention CentreSingapore

James Keenan
CIO & Global Head of Private Debt at BlackRock


James E. Keenan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Private Debt for BlackRock, and Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer of the BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation.

Mr. Keenan leads BlackRock's Private Debt platform that includes private credit, infrastructure, real estate debt, asset-based lending, and securitized credit ranging from investment grade, performing, and opportunistic & mezzanine strategies. He oversees both business and investment strategy across the platform including investment committees, investment processes, risk management & performance.

Over nearly 20 years with BlackRock, Mr. Keenan has been instrumental in expanding investment solutions for clients across liquid leveraged finance, private credit, hedge funds, and multi-alternative strategies. Prior to his current role Mr. Keenan was the CIO and Global Head of Credit for BlackRock Alternatives. He previously built and led the firm’s public market credit and leveraged finance business and has been a portfolio manager across a range of liquid, private, hedge funds and multi-strategy credit funds since 2004 alongside the private credit businesses.

Mr. Keenan is a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, Portfolio Management Group Executive Committee, and the investment subcommittee of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. He serves on the Investment Committee for BlackRock’s Private Equity Partners, Long-Term Private Capital, and Transition Capital, alongside all the Private Debt strategies.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote address