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

2024 Year Ahead Outlook | iShares Investment Strategy

Dec 4, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

2024 Year Ahead Outlook captures key market and macro moves for the upcoming year, while unpacking investment opportunities.

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iShares Fall 2023 Investment Directions

Sep 26, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Discover investment opportunities across U.S. equities, fixed income, and international exposures based on our macroeconomic views and market positioning.

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7 ways investing is like long-distance running

Aug 28, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

What do investing and marathon running have in common? Quite a bit, according to Gargi Pal Chaudhuri, Head of iShares Investment Strategy and an avid runner.

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Why rates are up and what it could mean for investors

Aug 10, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Learn what triggered the recent backup in Treasury yields and potential investing opportunities as a result.

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iShares 2023 Midyear Outlook

Jun 28, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

In this outlook, we pair our macroeconomic views and market positioning insights to identify potential investment opportunities using exchange traded funds (ETFs) for the second half 2023.

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3 Reasons gold is having a moment to shine

Jun 6, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Learn why a tactical allocation to gold may make sense for investors if the Fed stays on hold even as the economy slows.

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What does a Fed pause mean for investors?

May 4, 2023 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

If the Fed’s May rate hike was the last of the cycle, history suggests investors sitting in cash may underperform stocks and bonds.

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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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