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António Cândido Baldaque Sousa Soares da Silva

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    António is currently Professor (Adjunct) at Católica Lisbon School of Economics and Business, where his work focuses on Sustainable Finance. Prior to this role António was a Managing Director at BlackRock in New York and London and the Founder and Global Head of the BlackRock Sustainability Lab, reporting directly to BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. António was also a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee, Human Capital Committee, and the Aladdin Global Executive Committee. As the Global Head of the Aladdin Sustainability Lab – a group formed directly from Larry Fink’s 2020 Letter to CEOs where he identifies climate risk as investment risk - Antonio was responsible for the development of sustainability solutions for BlackRock and its clients. Specifically, Antonio drove the research, modeling and analytics development for sustainability, climate risk, and energy transition. Before that, António headed the Analytics and Modeling Group from New York and was the Global Chief Risk Strategist at BlackRock, managing a global team of 300 people (with about 40 PhDs) responsible for all financial and statistical models, analytics and tools used by BlackRock and its clients to manage their portfolios through Aladdin. This encompassed all quantitative portfolio management tools across all asset classes, as well as its model governance, data, technology, and product management. Antonio has a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Portfolio Management from 2011 to 2022. Antonio published extensively on portfolio quantitative models and risk management, across many different asset classes, contributing, namely to the "Handbook of Fixed Income" by Frank Fabozzi. He presented his research at major Institutions, such as the European Central Bank, MIT Sloan and the London Business School. While not working, António loves spending time with family, reading and always near the ocean, sailing both in- and off-shore.

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