VP ‘Sustainable Investing’, Blackrock
Debarshi Basu, Vice President, is a researcher in the BlackRock’s sustainable investing team where he leads the quantitative research efforts for the team. Debarshi is interested in studying how ESG issues affect security prices. Debarshi’s tenure at BlackRock dates to 2014, as an intern in the EM Multi-Asset Allocation team. He spent 3 year in the Model Portfolio solutions team managing tactical equity model portfolios. Prior to joining BlackRock, Debarshi worked as a modeling specialist in Texas Instruments, developing models for charge transport in semiconductor devices. Debarshi has a Ph.D. (2007) and M.S. (2004) from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.Tech. (2002) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. (all in Electrical Engineering) and a Masters in Financial Engineering (2015) from the University of California, Berkeley. He has co-authored a book chapter for Springer, 2 patents and 18 publications in peer-reviewed journals.