BJ Bell leads BlackRock’s Performance Attribution teams for the US and APAC regions. His teams are responsible for investment performance, analysis, oversight, and attribution globally. They drive projects that improve investment technology and operating platforms by combining attribution, strategy, business process, and technology expertise across BlackRock’s suite of analytical tools. In addition, BJ serves as the Chair of the Seattle Leadership Committee, and is the Seattle Technology & Operations Office Leader.
BJ is bi-racial and the first person in his family to go to college. Since joining BlackRock in 2007, he has been actively involved in local organizations and company initiatives that focus on financial well-being, with an emphasis on financial inclusion and creating opportunities for underrepresented students of color. He was awarded the Heart of BlackRock in 2019, which honors employees who foster a culture of belonging, and create an environment of empathy, trust, and respect. BJ earned a BA in Mathematical Economics and Japanese from Pomona College, in Claremont, CA and a MA in Economics from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.