Kevin Franklin is a member of BlackRock's Systematic Active Equity Investment Group. He is responsible for BlackRock's Global Equity Strategies. Mr. Franklin rejoined the firm in 2010, building on five prior years of service with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. He joined BlackRock after a year as head of Automated Trading at Marble Bar Asset Management in London, where he was responsible for MBAM's European systematic equity long-short product. At BGI, his previous roles include head of Portfolio Management for The 32 Capital Fund equity long-short strategy, as well as head of Market Neutral, Europe Active Equities. Prior to joining BGI, Mr. Franklin was a portfolio manager and trader at Horizon Asset Limited. Mr. Franklin earned a BS degree in applied physics and history from the California Institute of Technology in 2000.
"Raffaele Savi is Global Head of BlackRock Systematic (BSYS) and Co-CIO and Co-Head of Systematic Active Equity (SAE). He is a member of BlackRock's Global Executive Committee and its Investment Sub Committee. As head of BSYS, Mr. Savi leads the firm's quantitative investing teams, including fixed income, equity and factor strategies. In 2006, Mr. Savi joined Barclay's Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, Mr. Savi was global head of portfolio management for active equities and also served as its head of investments for European active equities.