Professional Development

Montréal : Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal, 900 Rue de la Gauchetière O.

Chris Woida

Chris Woida is head of smart beta research and product development for BlackRock across all asset classes for institutional, retail, and iShares clients. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities in 2014, he was a member of BlackRock's model-based product strategy team within the Americas fixed income group. Mr. Woida's service with the firm dates back to 2009, including his year with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was a product strategist responsible for delivering fixed-income strategies and solutions to clients for the U.S. fixed income group. Prior to joining BGI, Mr. Woida was in structured product sales for Deutsche Bank from 2007 to 2009, covering hedge funds, asset managers, and insurance. He holds a BSc in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison, an MSc in engineering and management systems from Columbia University, and an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago.