Steve Laipply

Steve Laipply

U.S. Head of iShares Fixed Income ETFs

Stephen Laipply, Managing Director, is the U.S. Head of iShares Fixed Income ETFs for BlackRock. His cross-functional team is responsible for supporting client engagement for both institutional and wealth investors, creating thought leadership on fixed income markets and fixed income ETFs, driving new product innovations, and partnering with fixed income broker/dealers. Previously, Mr. Laipply was the Head of U.S. iShares Fixed Income Strategy and was a member of BlackRock's Systematic Fixed Income Product Strategy Team. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, he was a senior member of the Interest Rate Structuring and Strategic Solutions groups at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he helped to develop investment and risk management solutions for institutional clients across interest rate, credit and securitized exposures. Mr. Laipply has authored and co-authored articles on fixed income markets and investing that have been published in the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Index Investing, and the Journal of Trading.


Mr. Laipply earned a BS degree in finance from Miami University, and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.