Barbara G. Novick, Vice Chairman, is a member of BlackRock's Global Executive Committee and the Enterprise Risk Management Committee and chairs the firm’s Public Policy Steering Committee.
From the inception of the firm in 1988 to 2008, Ms. Novick headed the Global Client Group and oversaw global business development, marketing and client service across equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternative investment and real estate products for institutional and individual investors and their intermediaries. In her current role, Ms. Novick heads the firm's efforts globally on Government Relations and Public Policy. In addition, she serves as a board member to the BlackRock Equity-Liquidity and BlackRock Closed End fund families, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute.
Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Ms. Novick was a Vice President in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation where she headed the Portfolio Products Team. Before joining First Boston in 1985, Ms. Novick was with Morgan Stanley.
Ms. Novick has authored numerous articles on asset management and public policy issues. Ms. Novick is a member of CFA Institute's Future of Finance Advisory Council. She currently serves as a Trustee of Cornell University and the HCM Foundation. She previously served on the boards of Robert Toigo Foundation (2007-2010), UJA-Federation (2009-2015) and Westchester Day School (2000-2005), served as both Treasurer and Trustee of Westchester Jewish Center (1994-2012) and coached in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (1999-2015). Ms. Novick earned a BA degree, cum laude, in economics from Cornell University in 1981.