Alumnus to Discuss Journey to World’s Largest Asset Management Firm


Tony Marek (’99,’00), managing director at BlackRock, will serve as the next Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence.

Marek is the global head of product strategy for the income team within the multi-asset strategies and solutions platform and the head income strategist for U.S. wealth. As a strategist, he works closely with the various investment departments to build portfolios and provide a comprehensive view of markets and capabilities within BlackRock. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager guiding individuals, financial professionals and institutions in building better financial futures. Before taking on his current role in 2012, Marek was a member of the private client team at BlackRock that supported independent financial advisors across the state of Florida. He has been with the firm since 2009.

Prior to joining the investment management industry, Marek was a senior tax advisor with Deloitte in Kansas City, Missouri. His client base consisted of ultra-high net worth individuals, corporations and partnerships. Marek received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accountancy from Truman. He is a chartered financial analyst and a certified public accountant. Marek, his wife Julie (’00) and their three children live in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Marek will visit campus to present a talk from 4-5:30 p.m. April 4 in Violette Hall 1000 with a reception after. He will discuss networking skills and provide his insights on how to become professionally successful.
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