Speaker Profile

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Isabelle Mateos y Lago

Managing Director and Global Head of Official Institutions Group and Chief Markets Strategist
Financial and Strategic Investors Group (FSIG), BlackRock
Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Managing Director, is Global Head of BlackRock's Official Institutions Group and Chief Markets Strategist for the Financial and Strategic investors group (FSIG). She serves on the firm's Global Operations Committee and Geopolitical Risk Committee. Isabelle oversees and coordinates the firm's business with central banks, multilateral institutions, sovereign wealth funds, national pension funds and brings to FSIG client CIOs the best of BlackRock's market insights across asset classes, market structure, and geopolitics. Isabelle's service with BlackRock dates to January 2015, initially as senior advisor to Vice Chairman Philipp Hildebrand. She then became Chief Multi-Asset Strategist in the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII). Prior to joining BlackRock, Isabelle was a senior official at the IMF, where she worked for 15 years in a range of positions straddling economic analysis, policy making, strategy, and global governance (including as G20-liaison and as a Member of the Executive Board). She started her career at the French Ministry of Finance (Inspection Generale des Finances). Isabelle regularly contributes her views on financial markets and geopolitics in a variety of global media outlets. She is a member of the Board of Bruegel; a leading European economic policy think tank. She is a graduate of Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) and Sciences Po, Paris. She earned a master's degree in economics from the University of Cambridge.