Amy Schioldager, senior managing director and global head of beta strategies at BlackRock, is retiring from the firm, said an internal memo obtained by Pensions & Investments.
Ms. Schioldager will continue in her role until she retires in the first quarter of 2017. Upon retiring, she will continue to serve as a senior adviser.
Before taking on her current role at BlackRock, Ms. Schioldager held several leadership positions, including head of indexing-U.S., head of domestic equity portfolio management, head of transition management and head of international equity portfolio management.
In 1996, she was part of the team responsible for launching the first exchange-traded fund portfolios initially called WEBS and now known as iShares. She currently leads the team managing iShares ETFs and BlackRock’s index strategies.
BlackRock spokesman Brian Beades said a decision on who will replace Ms. Schioldager has not yet been made.