BlackRock Small Cap Growth II Inv A
Blackrock Series, Inc.100 Bellevue ParkwayWILMINGTON DE 09809
Travis Cooke,Lead Manager since April 30, 2013
Travis Cooke, Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2012; Director of BlackRock, Inc. from 2009 to 2011, Principal of Barclays Global Investors from 2002 to 2009. Travis Cooke, CFA, Managing Director, is head of the US portfolio management group within BlackRock's Scientific Active Equity team. He is responsible for the management of the US long-only, partial long-short, and long-short equity strategies within SAE.
Mr. Cooke's service with the firm dates back to 1999, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was a portfolio manager for various developed market strategies within the Alpha Strategies Group.
Mr. Cooke earned a BSc degree in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1998, and an MSc in finance from London Business School in 2008. Additionally, Mr. Cooke has been a CFA chartholder since 2001.
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