Alice Gaskell, ASIP, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the European Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. She is co-portfolio manager for the BGF Euro-Markets Fund & the BGF European Equity Income Fund, and various other Eurozone, Europe ex-UK and income portfolios. Ms. Gaskell's service with the firm dates back to 1994, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, she was responsible for managing the MLIT Continental Europe Fund, the MLIIF Euro Markets Fund and a number of segregated Europe ex-UK and Eurozone mandates. Ms. Gaskell began her career with MLIM in 1994, and has managed European equity portfolios for institutional and retail clients since 1999. Ms. Gaskell earned a BA degree in politics and philosophy from Oxford University in 1994. She is a member of the CFA Institute and an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP).