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Karen Schenone, CFA

Managing Director
Head of iShares Fixed Income Strategy  for USWA
iShares

Karen Schenone, CFA, Managing Director, is the Head of iShares Fixed Income Strategy for USWA within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group. She is a subject matter expert on fixed income ETFs and leads the commercialization efforts with the US Wealth Advisory channel. As part  of her role, she writes content on fixed income markets and ETFs. She has been interviewed on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and BNN. Mrs. Schenone is a contributor the BlackRock Blog.

She works with the iShares Product Innovation team on new bond ETF launches. Prior to joining BlackRock, she was an investment research  analyst at Laird Norton Wealth Management, providing investment solutions for high net worth clients. Mrs. Schenone began her career as short-term funding trader in the treasury department of Washington Mutual Bank.


Mrs. Schenone earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and is a CFA Charterholder.