Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Head of iShares Investment Strategy Americas at BlackRock

Gargi Pal Chaudhuri, Managing Director, is Head of iShares Investment Strategy Americas at BlackRock. Based in New York, she and her team focus primarily on delivering global macro thought leadership, investment insights and content to both retail and institutional clients of the firm. With over two decades of experience in the financial services industry, Gargi has built her career around portfolio management in the fixed income markets, trading and macro strategy.


She joined BlackRock’s Global Fixed income group as a sector specialist in 2010, focusing on real and nominal rate relative value and trading. In 2013, she transitioned to the global inflation portfolio management team as senior portfolio manager, focusing on alpha generation, risk management and portfolio positioning for global inflation-linked bond portfolios, including BRIP and GILB. From 2017 to 2020, she served as a member of the Fixed Income Product Strategy team for the Global Fixed Income (GFI) business as head of Platform Strategy and Canadian fixed income, focusing on global macro thought leadership applied to platform conversations with institutional and retail clients.


Prior to joining BlackRock, she spent nine years on the sell side at Jefferies & Co. and Merrill Lynch. As a VP at Jefferies & Co., she ran the US inflation trading desk, built the Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) franchise and provided liquidity in TIPS to institutional clients. She began her career in 2001 on the government bond trading desk at Merrill Lynch, focusing on providing liquidity and market making in TIPS and treasury securities.


She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2001.


Outside of BlackRock, she is an avid runner, hiker and a triathlete and has completed multiple marathons, ultra-marathons, half Ironmans and the New York Ironman.

Keep up with Gargi and the investment strategy team on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Market Insights

iShares Spring 2023 Investment Directions

Mar 30, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

We pair our macroeconomic and market analysis with key implementation ideas, providing timely insights as investors navigate today’s volatile markets. We lean into fixed income allocations, coupled with tactical equity exposures and alternative hedges.

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Bonds are our top choice if the Fed keeps rates "higher for longer"

Feb 1, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

With inflation likely to remain “sticky” and the Fed unlikely to “pivot,” learn why we believe fixed-income provides the best opportunity for investors in 2023.

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Will energy stocks continue to rise in 2023?

Jan 26, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Here’s why we remain upbeat on energy stocks, despite recent weakness in commodity prices and tough year-over-year comparisons vs. 2022.

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iShares 2023 year-ahead investor guide

Nov 30, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Learn about the three themes that we think will potentially drive investment opportunities in 2023.

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Bonds are ready for this volatile market moment

Oct 13, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

As recession risks rise and stagflation looms, investors may find sanctuary in fixed-income ETFs.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | September 2022

Oct 6, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

A challenging month for risk assets saw ETF trading volumes pick up as investors searched for safety amid the volatility.

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How to invest in emerging markets in volatile times

Sep 21, 2022 | BlackRock

Learn how min vol ETFs can help you stay invested in emerging markets but with potentially less risk.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | August 2022

Sep 20, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Learn where investors pivoted during the summer’s rally and downturn.

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Is another housing bust coming?

Aug 30, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

The housing market soared in recent years, but is slowing amid rising mortgage rates and falling consumer confidence. Are we headed for another housing crisis?

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Is America in a recession?

Jul 29, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

GDP has dropped for two-straight quarters, does that mean we’re already in a recession? Learn different ways to define a recession.

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iShares Midyear 2022 Investor Guide

Jul 11, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Learn about the three investment themes that we believe will be key to navigating the remainder of 2022.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Midyear Flows Check-in

Jul 11, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

The first half of 2022 played out in ETF flows. See what we’ve learned and how investors are positioned across asset classes and themes.

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Diversifying with dividends

Jun 27, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Recently outperforming the broader market, dividend stocks can provide income, diversification, attractive valuations, and an alternative source of quality.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | May 2022

Jun 10, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Learn where investors decided to stay invested during May’s turbulent markets.

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Jun 1, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Global investors are facing supply chain disarray, persistently high inflation, and tightening monetary policy- see possible ways to navigate the market.

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What’s causing the selloff — and what to do about it

May 17, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

The recent sharp selloffs have shaken investors, see how a diversified investment approach could help.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Apr 2022

May 11, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

April saw markets grapple with a bleak macroeconomic landscape while investors struggled to find refuge across asset classes.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Mar 2022

Apr 13, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

ETF flows show investors reining in international exposures and positioning defensively in the U.S. as retail activity comes alive.

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Commodities in demand

Mar 31, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

See how commodity ETFs could help hedge against inflation and diversify portfolios amid a rising rate environment and a recent rally in prices.