Simon Weinberger, PhD, Managing Director, is Head of the European portfoliomanagement group within BlackRock's Systematic Active Equity (SAE) team. He is amongst others responsible for the management of the European long-only and long-short equity strategies within SAE.
Dr. Weinberger's service with the firm dates back to 2003, including his years with Barclay's Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was lead portfolio manager within the European Scientific Equity team. Prior to joining BGI, Dr. Weinberger worked at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna and for the Boston Consulting Group.
Dr. Weinberger earned a MA in economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 1998, and a PhD in finance from the University of Vienna in 2002.