Dr. Florian Bitsch, Director, Head of Portfolio Strategy for institutional clients EMEA, BlackRock Portfolio Analysis & Solutions
Dr. Bitsch joined BlackRock in 2012 working in the institutional sales team for BlackRock's ETF business iShares in Germany. Since 2016 he was responsible for existing client relationships and building new business with fiduciary and advisory services for the Institutional Client Business in the DACH region. Before joining BlackRock he has worked as a Summer Analyst for New York-based asset manager MEAG NY Corp. as well as for Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Frankfurt.
Dr. Bitsch graduated with a Diplom in Economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet and with a PhD in Finance from University of Technology both in Munich. During his studies he was a visiting student at London School of Economics, a Fulbright Scholar to the US and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University.
The BPAS team conducts customised, outcome-orientated client engagements around portfolio construction and risk management to assist with asset allocation, portfolio structure, and implementation decisions. This is executed across multiple public and private asset classes, and includes active and index products. He is responsible for institutional clients in EMEA.