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Manuela Sperandeo

Manuela Sperandeo, Managing Director, is EMEA Head of Sustainable Indexing at BlackRock. She is responsible for driving the sustainable strategy for BlackRock's indexing business including product innovation, research and client engagement.

Prior to this, she was Head of Factor, Sustainable and Thematic ETFs, in charge of these product segments for the EMEA region, across product development, distribution and thought leadership. Prior to that, she was a member of the iShares Product Innovation team where she was responsible for Fixed Income product research.

Manuela joined Blackrock in April 2014 from Barclays, where she spent 6 years working across several roles in the Investment Bank and the Wealth and Investment Management divisions. Most recently she was a Director at Barclays Capital Fund Solutions, an asset management business specializing in absolute return and alternative indexation strategies. Prior to that, she was a member of the Product Development team focusing on investment products for Barclays private and retail clients. Prior to Barclays she worked as an investment analyst at Alpstar, a credit hedge fund and as a Structured Derivatives Sales at Credit Suisse.

Manuela has been a founding board member of the European chapter of Women in ETFs.

Manuela earned an Economics Degree, with distinction, from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.