COO, Alpha Strategies, BlackRock
Stephanie Cohen, Managing Director, is the Chief Operating Officer for BlackRock's Alpha Strategies division. In this role, she is responsible for all non-investment business activities within Alpha Strategies globally. Ms. Cohen's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to moving to her current role, she worked as the Global Business Manager for the Fundamental Equity division. Before joining MLIM, Ms. Cohen worked in Finance and Risk for The Royal Bank of Scotland and AEGON. Ms. Cohen earned a MA degree, with honors, in politics and social policy from the University of Edinburgh and is also a chartered accountant.