Speakers

Mark R. Woolley

Portfolio Manager, Absolute Return Strategies Manager Research Group, BlackRock Alternative Advisors

Sessions

Mark R. Woolley, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm's Hedge Fund Solutions team. Mr. Woolley is a member of the Absolute Return Strategies Manager Research group within BAA and is a member of the BAA Investment Committee and the BAA Management Committee. He is a portfolio manager and is responsible for the sourcing, evaluating and monitoring of hedge fund managers across Europe and Asia.

Mr. Woolley's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Quellos Group, LLC, of which the alternative investment management business was acquired by BlackRock in 2007. At Quellos, Mr. Woolley served as Managing Director, focused on the identification and qualitative evaluation of alternative investment managers most recently for Quellos Asia Limited and previously for Quellos Europe, Ltd. in London.

Mr. Woolley serves as a member of the Board of Governors and a trustee for the Church Commissioners, the body responsible for the management of the Church of England's investment portfolio.

Mr. Woolley has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Washington.