As the Chief of Staff to BlackRock’s Head of Multi-Asset Strategies and Global Fixed Income, Chanel takes an intersectional approach to D&I efforts. Throughout her tenure at the firm, she has focused on the retention of ethnic minority colleagues through mentorship, managerial- and leadership-level advocacy, and contributions to a firmwide working group focused on how Black professionals experience BlackRock. She is a member of BlackRock’s Black Professionals Network (BPN) and Women’s Initiative Network, and previously served on BPN’s Professional Development Committee. In addition to her commitments, Chanel works to recruit ethnic minority professionals to BlackRock, serving as a senior representative at national recruiting events for MBA students of color and as a Senior Leader interviewer for the BlackRock Founders Scholarship Program. Chanel proudly serves on the Board of Directors for both the ‘I Have a Dream’ Foundation and ‘Gibney Dance’, an arts and social justice organization in New York.
Mo Haghbin, CFA, CAIA, Director, is the Head of Business Management for the US Fundamental Fixed Income teams within BlackRock’s Global Fixed Income (GFI) group. He manages a team of 6 direct reports that are responsible for the business management of Blackrock’s Global Fixed Income platform. In his role, he oversees the business strategy, the business development, and the operations and administration of over 300 employees who manage more than $1.4 trillion in global fixed income assets.
Mr. Haghbin serves as the Chair of the New York People Committee within Global Fixed Income. The objective of the committee is to enrich Blackrock’s office culture and support inclusion and diversity across 300+ employees.
Mr. Haghbin is also an active participant in MCN, a global network that aims to attract, engage, and develop a culturally inclusive workforce that ultimately strengthens BlackRock’s position in the global economy. In 2015, Mr. Haghbin moderated a panel on diversity in the workforce and interviewed Reggie Brown, Senior Managing Director and Head of ETF Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald on his personal experience in the industry. The event was broadcast live across all BlackRock offices available for 10,000+ employees.