Brandon Bates
Portfolio Manager, BlackRock
Artificial Intelligence, Options and Volatility Strategies
Thursday, March 8, 2018
2:15 pm

Brandon Bates is a portfolio manager in the Scientific Active Equities investment group (SAE) in BlackRock’s Active Equities division. SAE uses a systematic investment process combining data science and economically motivated insights to manage approximately $100bn in hedge funds and active long-only funds. Within the group, Dr. Bates is responsible for developing and managing quantitative investment strategies for the hedge fund platform, with particular emphasis on volatility and multi-asset macro. He received a BS degree in mathematics and economics from Brigham Young University and AM and PhD degrees from the Department of Economics at Harvard University, where he specialized in financial economics and econometrics.


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