AMER BISAT PhD.
Managing Director, | Head of Emerging Markets Fixed income | BlackRock Fundamental Global Fixed Income Executive Committee | BLACKROCK
Amer Bisat, PhD., Managing Director, is Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income and a member of the BlackRock Fundamental Global Fixed Income Executive Committee. In this role, he oversees the team managing the firm's Emerging Market portfolios across hard currency, local and corporate debt instruments. Mr. Bisat's service with the firm dates back to 2013.
Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Bisat was a partner in two macro hedge funds (Traxis and Rubicon), and held portfolio management responsibilities at Morgan Stanley and UBS. Between 1991 and 1998, Mr. Bisat was a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund where he helped negotiate high profile programs with Russia, Ukraine, and Egypt.
Mr. Bisat taught graduate level economics courses at Columbia University, co-authored a book on globalization, and academic and policy papers on growth and financial sector development. He is a trustee of a number of cultural and art institutions, sits on the Advisory Council of the Carnegie Middle East Center, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Bisat earned a BA in economics from the American University of Beirut and a PhD. in economics and finance from Columbia University.