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SuperVenture North America
November 11, 2024
The Marriott Marquis, Times SquareNew York

Deepika Sharma
Global Head of Manager Selection at BlackRock


Deepika (Dee) Sharma, CFA is the Global Head of Manager Selection for BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS), which includes the global Outsourced CIO (OCIO) and Wealth Solutions business, with allocations across public and private market strategies. The Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of BlackRock's investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and cutting-edge alpha insights.

Deepika has spent over 15 years in portfolio management and multi-asset investing roles, with publications in the Journal of Investing, Journal of Beta Investment Strategies and ACM AI in Finance. Previously, Dee led product research and innovation focused on factors and fixed income and was responsible for proprietary systematic research to execute on client opportunities.

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 most recently served as Chair of 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 Milken Institute, Bretton Woods Committee and the Economic Club of New York. Deepika holds a Masters in International Finance at Columbia University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Developing new GP relationships: looking beyond an existing portfolio