Del Stafford, CFA

Del Stafford, CFA

Head of iShares Americas Portfolio Consulting at BlackRock

Del Stafford, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of iShares Americas Portfolio Consulting at BlackRock. In this role, Del oversees the team that consults directly with institutions across the Americas to develop tailored portfolio solutions primarily through asset allocation and risk analysis. He leverages technology and quantitative approaches to partner with institutional clients to help them think through their most pressing issues and manage sustainable, long-term investments. Executed across multiple asset classes and product structures, the team’s focus is on solutions comprising alpha-seeking, factor and index strategies, with expertise in iShares ETFs.


Prior to this role, Del held the position of Global Head of the Model Portfolio & Solutions (MP&S) business, responsible for managing an array of strategies offered as model portfolios, including outcome-oriented and total return asset allocation. Additionally, he served as a portfolio manager on a series of Blackrock iShares Variable Insurance Funds. Del’s service with the firm dates back to 2008, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009.


Before joining BlackRock, he spent over 16 years at The Vanguard Group, working with prospective defined benefit plan clients to structure custom investment solutions. He also worked as a senior portfolio manager within Vanguard's Fixed Income Group, managing institutional, separately managed and stable value portfolios.


Del earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from Bloomsburg University and an MBA degree from LaSalle University. A member of the Board of Trustees for the Seven Hills School, Del leads fundraising efforts to contribute to future generations of students. He currently resides in San Francisco, CA with his family.