Fixed Income Leaders 2018

November 06-November 08, 2018

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Supurna Vedbrat

Head of Global Trading.
BlackRock
As Head of Global Trading Supurna oversees BlackRock’s Global  trading activities and is responsible for driving innovation and setting the platform’s strategic vision.  Supurna is a member of BlackRock’s Trading and Liquidity Strategy Executive Committee, Global Operating Committee as well as the Human Capital Committee. Previously, Supurna was BlackRock’s Deputy Head of Trading, where her responsibilities included Global Equities Trading and Prime Brokerage Financing.  She was also Co-head of electronic trading and market structure across asset classes.    Her understanding of both the buy-side and sell-side as well as electronic trading allowed her to work towards industry solutions that work for both sides during this unique period of rapid change in the industry as it relates to trading.  Externally Supurna sits on the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) and the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC). Apart from BlackRock, Supurna’s professional history spans over 19 years both in the US and Europe within the Financial Industry and the Technology Industry. Prior to joining BlackRock, she consulted for the firm she founded, Strategic Solutions Consulting Corp.  Supurna also held various positions at Bank of America, ING Barings in London and Lehman Brothers in NY. She started her career as a software engineer with IBM at their research center in New York. Supurna is a committed member of the board of Women in Derivatives (WIND, a non-profit organization).  In 2016, Supurna received the Markets Media Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Leadership.  She is also a member of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN).   She has a Computer Science degree from Rutgers University, USA, and a Mathematics(Hons) degree from Delhi University, India.