Karen Schenone, CFA

Karen Schenone, CFA

Managing Director

Karen Schenone, CFA, Managing Director, is the Head of iShares Fixed Income Strategy for U.S. Wealth Advisory within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group. Mrs. Schenone is a subject matter expert in fixed income with over 15 years of experience in fixed income markets and products. She leads a team that helps financial advisors and institutional investors understand how to use fixed income ETFs in their investment portfolios and works with BlackRock’s product development teams to build new fixed income ETF solutions.


Mrs. Schenone is also a regular author on the BlackRock blog and has been interviewed on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and BNN.


Prior to joining BlackRock, she was an investment research analyst at a Registered Investment Advisory firm in Seattle, providing investment solutions for high net worth clients. Mrs. Schenone began her career as a short-term funding trader in the treasury department of Washington Mutual Bank.


Mrs. Schenone earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and is a CFA Charter holder.