Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen

Chief Product Officer

Stephen Cohen, Senior Managing Director, is BlackRock’s Chief Product Officer and Head of Global Product Solutions (GPS). His group is responsible for how the firm innovates and delivers solutions across investment strategies, asset classes and fund structures to help clients achieve their investment outcomes.

A member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee, Mr. Cohen was named Head of GPS in January 2024. Prior to that, he was Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for the firm, leading all of BlackRock’s businesses in one of its fastest-growing regions. 

Earlier in his career at BlackRock, Mr. Cohen was Head of the iShares and Wealth businesses in EMEA where he led relationships with wealth management firms and platforms, the development and distribution of active and index investments, and the firm’s equity index portfolio management capability in the region. He also has served as Global Head of Fixed Income Indexing for BlackRock, responsible for the iShares fixed income business and oversaw the fixed income index investment group. Prior to that, he was the Chief Investment Strategist for International Fixed Income and iShares. 

Mr. Cohen joined BlackRock in 2011 from Nomura, where he was Global Head of Equity Linked Strategy, having previously worked in convertible and fixed income markets at ING Barings and UBS.

He earned a First Class honours degree in Economics from the University of Southampton.