David Wright, Director, is the EMEA head of Product Strategy for the Systematic Active Equity (SAE) business within BlackRock's Active Equity group. Prior to moving to his current position in 2016 he was a senior strategist within SAE for 10 years in London and the US, responsible for communication of the team's long only, partial short and long/short strategies with both institutional & retail clients and consultants. Previously he was a member of the performance measurement team and the Business Development Resource Group. Mr. Wright's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Mr. Wright earned a BA degree in economics from the University of Leicester in 2001.