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Tony DeSpirito

BlackRock Investment Managemen, BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A., BlackRock
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Manager profile
Antonio (Tony) DeSpirito, Managing Director, is Head of the US Income & Value team and Director of Investments, US Equities within the Fundamental Active Equity business of BlackRock's Active Equity Group. Mr. DeSpirito is the lead Portfolio Manager for the BlackRock Equity Dividend portfolios. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Mr. DeSpirito worked at Pzena Investment Management, where he served as Managing Principal, portfolio manager, and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. DeSpirito was responsible for a suite of large-cap value, all-cap value and two hedge fund portfolios. Having managed value equity assets since 1996, Mr. DeSpirito served as a portfolio manager for the John Hancock Classic Value, PACE Large Company Value, and Vanguard Windsor funds. Mr. DeSpirito earned a BS degree in economics with concentration in finance, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990, and a JD degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1993
Total return for Tony DeSpirito
Rolling Alpha Quartile: Discrete three year periods
Rolling Alpha Quartile shows a manager's alpha score in quartile terms, plotting his or her risk adjusted performance against all other managers in the UT & OEICs universe. The best managers are those who are consistently ranked in the first or second quartile.
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Discrete calendar year performance : Tony DeSpirito

Manager career performance
Discrete performance
  0-12m 12-24m 24-36m 36-48m 48-60m 60-72m 72-84m 84-96m 96-108m 108-120m
Tony DeSpirito 10.1 5.2 6.2 33.4 -10.1 7.9 9.6 20.8 22.5 6.9
Peer Group Composite 18.3 9.9 -7.7 34.8 4.1 8.2 12.2 23.9 11.7 7.4
Over / Under -8.2 -4.7 13.9 -1.4 -14.2 -0.3 -2.6 -3.1 10.8 -0.5
Performance vs peer group composite: Tony DeSpirito
How a manager matches up against their peers gives you some idea of how talented they are. Very few managers perform equally well in rising and falling markets, so knowing which type of market a manager is capable of performing well within is also important.
Overall markets
Outperformed peer group composite
2 years
out of a possible 10
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
8 years
out of a possible 10
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 9
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 1
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
BlackRock Sustainable American Income Trust plc Co-managed IT North America since Jul 01 2014 to present
BlackRock GF US Small & Mid Cap Opportunities Co-managed FO Equity - Small Cap USA since Apr 04 2017 to present
BlackRock US Mid-Cap Value Co-managed IA North America since Apr 04 2017 to present
BlackRock GF US Basic Value Co-managed IA North America since Nov 15 2019 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
BlackRock GF North American Equity Income since Aug 04 2014 to fund close
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