Head of Strategy, Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions
Katie Petering, Director, is Head of Strategy for BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) Group Australasia, responsible for investment strategy for BlackRock Australia's range of multi-asset portfolio's, including diversified asset allocation strategies, multi-strategy hedge funds, model portfolios and factor based investments. Multi-Asset Strategy & Solutions (MASS) is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of BlackRock's index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and cutting-edge alpha insights. MASS constructs active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions across a wide spectrum of commingled funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and outsourcing solutions in the wealth and institutional channels. Prior to BlackRock, Ms. Petering spent 13 years in the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs in roles spanning both structuring and sales for both institutional and high net worth private clients. Most recently, she was an Executive Director in FICC Sales and Head of the Private Investor Product Group (PIPG), a pioneering role in which she built and led the cross-asset structured products business for Goldman Sachs Australia. Earlier, she was an Executive Director in FICC Pension Sales covering rates, longevity/mortality, alternative risk premia, and funds derivatives, and before that she was the lead structurer in Equity Derivatives for a number of years. She has experience in ETFs, hedging strategies, structured derivatives, fund derivatives, and alternative risk premia, and liquid alternatives. Ms Petering began her career at Merrill Lynch where she worked for 5 years in both Australia and Hong Kong in the Equity Derivatives sales and structuring team and was the lead structurer for the Warrants business, before moving to Investment Banking Division as a Vice President in the Equity Capital Markets Origination, Corporate Equity Derivatives, and Syndicate teams in Hong Kong. Ms. Petering holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the University of Technology, Sydney (1996).