Del Stafford, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of iShares Portfolio Consulting for BlackRock. This team consults directly with institutions across the Americas to develop tailored portfolio solutions primarily through asset allocation and risk analysis. This is executed across multiple asset classes and product structures, focusing on solutions comprising alpha-seeking, factor and index strategies, with expertise in iShares ETFs. Mr. Stafford previously held the position of Head of the Model Portfolio & Solutions (MP&S) business. The team is responsible for managing an array of strategies offered as model portfolios. In this role, he was a member of the model management team, the investment committee and research approval board. Additionally, Mr. Stafford served as a portfolio manager on a series of Blackrock iShares Variable Insurance Funds.