Vasco Moreno, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Equity team within the Fundamental Division of BlackRock's Active Equities Platform. He is the Portfolio Manager of the BGF World Financials Fund and the BGF FinTech Fund. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Moreno was a Portfolio Manager at UBS O'Connor managing a financials portfolio. Previous to that, Vasco spent 9 years at Keefe Bruyette & Woods (KBW), which he joined as Head of European Research and CEO of the London operation. Prior to joining KBW in 2004, he was with Fox-Pitt Kelton as Head of European Banks Research with additional responsibility for European Investment Banking Strategy. Vasco earned a finance degree from NYU Stern School of Business.