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Miguel Cota - “Careers are not linear - from music to finance”

  • 12/02/2017
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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“Careers are not Linear - from Music to Finance”

A day in the Life of a trader

Miguel Cota, Vice President, member of the Trading & Liquidity Strategies business within BlackRock.

He has traded across assets including equities, credit, commodities and derivative products for multiple portfolio teams across the firm including systematic and fundamental groups. More recently he has rejoined the Model Based Fixed Income group to focus on trading Credit and Credit Derivatives.

A little-known fact about Miguel is he was the first trader from BGI to visit and join the trading team in New York City, New York in 2010 on the fundamental Investment Grade Credit Desk. Prior to his career in finance Miguel played guitar for an indie/punk rock band in Southern California.

Mr. Cota is passionate about “leveling the playing field” and serves as the West Coast Chair for BlackRock’s Multi-Cultural Network. He was responsible for creating the program “Advancing your career @ BLK series” where senior leaders participate in fireside chats usually consisting of their professional experiences and advice in navigating and growing one’s career.

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