Matthew Weinstein, Director of US Equity Volatility trading at BlackRock, is responsible for leading the team specializing in equity options trading and strategy. He joined BlackRock in 2004 as an analyst in the portfolio analytics group after short tenures as an insurance salesman at Northwestern Mutual and a mutual fund accountant at State Street Bank. He then spent several years in the firm’s Boston office in technology, portfolio management, and trading roles before moving back to the New York area in 2014. Mr. Weinstein recently worked with SIFMA to create the buy-side listed options forum to enable the buy-side to have an open discussion and a voice on the challenges facing our market. He also serves as a board member at the charitable organization America Scores New York. Mr. Weinstein earned a BA in managerial economics from Union College.