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David J. Blumer, Senior Managing Director, is Global Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors and is a member of the Global Executive Committee.
Prior to taking on his current responsibilities in September 2017, Mr. Blumer served as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Mr. Blumer was Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Executive Committee at Swiss Reinsurance Co. Ltd. Additionally, he assumed the role of Chairman of Swiss Re's Admin Re Division, and was a member of the board at Brevan Howard. Preceding his employment with Swiss Re, Mr. Blumer was Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse's Asset Management and a member of the Executive Board.
During his 15-year career at Credit Suisse, Mr. Blumer held various positions in private banking and asset management in Zurich, London and New York. In 2004, Credit Suisse appointed Mr. Blumer Head of Trading and Sales, and two years later appointed him Head of Asset Management. Mr. Blumer was also a member of the board of SIX Swiss Exchange and, until recently, on the board of RobecoSAM.
Mr. Blumer earned a BA degree in economics from the University of Zurich in 1995.