Samantha Merwin, CFA
Samantha Merwin, CFA, is the head of markets advocacy for ETF and Index Investing (EII) Markets & Investments at BlackRock. She works closely with BlackRock’s Global Public Policy Group in addressing a wide range of issues related to indexing and ETFs with policymakers worldwide. Ms. Merwin also leads the EII Markets content strategy and works to enhance the current dialogue around how indexing and ETFs are affecting financial markets with clients and market participants. Previously, she was a member of the Strategic Partner Program team, responsible for ensuring all BlackRock capabilities were featured at some of the firm’s largest clients. Ms. Merwin began her career at BlackRock with the Regulatory Thresholds Reporting team within the Portfolio Compliance Group. She is a member of the Bryant University Wall Street Council and the Bryant University College of Business Dean’s Council. Ms. Merwin earned a BS degree, magna cum laude, in international business, with a dual concentration in finance and the Spanish language, from Bryant University.