University of Balamand- Introduction to Asset Management by Karim Chedid, Beirut

LIFE Beirut

11:00 - 13:00 28 March 2018

University of Balamand

For any queries, please contact LKoro@lifelebanon.com

Please join us for a presentation on “Introduction to Asset Management” by


Karim Chedid, Vice President at BlackRock


on Wednesday 28th March 2018
from 11am to 1pm

at the University of Balamand,
Room to be confirmed


We look forward to seeing you then.



Kindly book online.
Dress code : Smart business attire

Presentation outline
1- Intro to asset management in terms of where it sits in the financial services offering (buy vs sellside)
2- Evolution of asset management industry and key market trends including a comment on present market conditions
3- Intro to BlackRock and how to apply


About Karim Chedid
Karim Chedid, CAIA is an investment strategist for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Index Investments at BlackRock. His responsibilities include delivering trade ideas and market insights to institutional clients and financial advisors. He is a regular speaker at industry events and trading platforms. He joined BlackRock’s London office in January 2013 from Nomura where he was an Equity Derivatives strategist generating trade ideas. Mr. Chedid holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the American University of Beirut (AUB), with a minor in Political Science. He also holds an MSc in Urban Economic Development from University College London (UCL)’s Development Planning Unit. Karim is a senior LIFE member, a member of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN), and sits on BlackRock’s Out and Allies Network EMEA Committee. Karim is always up for a good debate on macro matters and politics.

BlackRock highlights
- Largest global asset manager with more than $6 trn of assets under management as of 2018.
- Largest provider of exchange traded funds globally under the brand iShares with $1.8 trn of assets in the iShares franchise.
- Circa 13, 000 employees globally