Kashif Riaz is Managing Director at BlackRock where he is a member of the Financial Institutions Group within the Global Fixed Income group. He is a Portfolio Manager focused on credit. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he served as the Head of Investment Grade Credit within BlackRock’s Global Capital Markets team. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, he spent over 12 years at J.P. Morgan, spanning Investment Banking Coverage and Debt Capital Markets. He has extensive experience driving corporate finance advisory assignments and executing M&A transactions, acquisition financings, equity offerings, and bond offerings for clients across a range of sectors. He received an MBA degree from Columbia University in 2005 and an SB degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998.