Henny SenderSenior Advisor, Managing Director at BlackRock Investment Institute
Henny Sender, Managing Director, is a Senior Advisor to the BlackRock Investment Institute ( and advises the firm on opportunities in APAC.
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.
Most recently Chief Correspondent for International Finance with The Financial Times, Henny has decades of experience covering finance and economics in Asia She engages BlackRock’s clients in the region, including sovereign wealth funds, central banks and pension funds, and leverages her contacts with leading venture capitalists to focus on China, sustainability and private markets.
Henny was with the Financial Times for the past 13 years, spending her time between New York and Hong Kong For the 15 years prior to that, she was at Wall Street Journal as a Senior Special Writer in the Money and Investing section and the Far Eastern Economic Review (which was also owned by Dow Jones) Henny was based in Tokyo for five years as Asian Bureau Chief for Institutional Investor before that.
Henny completed a PhD in Indian History at the University of Wisconsin, detailing Hindu Muslim relations in the period before Partition Her work was then the basis of a book published by Oxford University Press She had studied Chinese at Wisconsin but switched her focus to South Asia as it was difficult then to study on the mainland, whereas India offered ample opportunity for onsite research She also earned a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University.
While in New York, she was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.