Peter R. Fisher, Senior Managing Director, is head of BlackRock's Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group and a member of BlackRock's Global Executive Committee
From 2005 to 2007 he served as Chairman of BlackRock Asia responsible for the firm's businesses in Japan, Korea, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2004, Mr. Fisher served as Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Domestic Finance, from 2001 to 2003, and worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1985 to 2001.
As Under Secretary of the Treasury, he was the senior advisor to the Secretary on all aspects of domestic finance including financial institutions, public debt management, capital markets, government financial management, federal lending, fiscal affairs, government-sponsored enterprises and community development. His responsibilities included serving on the board of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and on the Airline Transportation Stabilization Board (ATSB) established after September 11th, 2001, and as the Treasury representative to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).
At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, from 1995 to 2001, Mr. Fisher served as an executive vice president and Manager of the System Open Market Account, responsible for the conduct of domestic monetary operations, foreign currency operations and for the management of the foreign currency reserves of both the Federal Reserve and the Treasury. At the New York Fed he also served in the Foreign Exchange Function,1990-94, and in the Legal Department, 1985-89. From 1989 to 1990 he worked at the Bank for International Settlements, Basel Switzerland, as Secretary of the Committee on Inter-bank Netting Schemes of the G-10 countries.
Mr. Fisher's other current responsibilities include serving as a non-executive director of the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom, and as a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee at Agence France Trésor, the FDIC's Advisory Committee on Systemic Resolution, the IMF's Financial Institutions Consultative Group and the Google Investment Advisory Committee.
He earned a BA degree in history from Harvard College in 1980 and a JD degree from Harvard Law School in 1985.
He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from The Bond Market Association (2004), the Alexander Hamilton Medal from the United States Department of the Treasury (2003), and the Postmaster General's Partnership for Progress Award, United States Postal Service (2002).