Speaker Bios

James Keenan

Global Head of Fundamental Credit, BlackRock

James E. Keenan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Co-Head of BlackRock Global Credit. Mr. Keenan is also a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and the BlackRock Alternative Investment Executive Committee. Mr. Keenan leads the strategy for Global 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 was a Senior High Yield Trader at Columbia Management Group. He began his investment career at UBS Global Asset Management where he was a Trader and Research Analyst from 1998 through 2003. 

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