The Big Interview: BlackRock's Samara Cohen on indexing, inclusivity and investment performance

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Lauren Mason
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Samara Cohen of BlackRock

Samara Cohen, BlackRock’s first CIO of its ETF and index book, talks to Investment Week’s Lauren Mason about her new role at the company and her passion for financial inclusion and wellbeing.

"I went to university wanting to be a theatre major. I wasn't a performer or an actor; I really loved the world of backstage production and a collaborative social environment around creating a show," BlackRock's Samara Cohen tells Investment Week, upon being asked how she entered the world of investing.   "But when I got to university, I was able to not do any math or quantitative classes, and I realised early that I missed maths. This was quite a revelation for me, because I knew it was fun and that I was good at it. But I didn't really think I would miss it." The Big Interview: TJ&P...

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