Robert W. Crothers

Robert W. Crothers, Director, is a member of BlackRock's Product Development and Management for BlackRock's U.S. Retail Group. Within this role, he is responsible for developing and managing BlackRock's U.S. Retail product range, including open-end funds, closed-end funds and separately managed accounts.

Mr. Crothers has structured and executed numerous closed-end fund underwritings, including a closed-end fund that was awarded the "Most Innovative Closed-End Fund in 2008" at the Capital Link Closed-End Funds and Global ETFs Forum. Mr. Crothers has also successfully executed a number of closed-end fund restructurings and several multi-fund closed-end fund reorganizations, and has successfully developed and issued several new security financing structures used or issued by the BlackRock closed-end funds. Mr. Crothers's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006.