James Keenan

CIO & Global Co-Head of Credit, BlackRock Alternative Investors

James E. Keenan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). He is a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and the BlackRock Alternative Investment Executive Committee. Mr. Keenan leads the strategy for Global Fundamental Credit and is responsible for providing oversight of the investment process and performance, the partnerships with BlackRock's distribution channels, and the team's infrastructure. Mr. Keenan has oversight of the Investment Grade Credit and Sub-Investment Grade Credit businesses and is Chief Investment Officer of the Leveraged Finance team, overseeing global high yield, leveraged loans, alternative, and distressed products.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2004, Mr. Keenan held roles within credit research and trading from 1998 to 2003 at UBS Global Asset Management and at Columbia Management Group.

Mr. Keenan earned a BBA degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame in 1998.