Robert Shearer, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is the lead portfolio manager for the Equity Dividend Fund and the BlackRock Natural Resources Fund.
Mr. Shearer's service with the firm dates back to 1997, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he managed the Merrill Lynch World Natural Resources Portfolio. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Shearer was a vice president with David L. Babson & Company, Inc., at Concert Capital Management, Inc. as a Vice President and Sector Manager and at Fiduciary Trust Company International as a Vice President.
Mr. Shearer earned a BS degree in economics at the University of Wisconsin in 1978, an MA degree in international management at Thunderbird, School of Global Management in 1982, and an MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1985.
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