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Director of Operational Due Diligence at BlackRock
Luke Sedler, CFA, CPA, Director, leads the Operational Due Diligence ("ODD") group for BlackRock Alternative Advisors ("BAA"), the firm's Hedge Fund Solutions team, where he also serves as a member of the BAA Investment Committee and the BAA Management Committee. He and his team are responsible for conducting operational reviews and verifications of hedge fund managers and service providers. This work entails detailed analysis of operational structures, processes and controls, oversight and governance for both current and prospective hedge fund investments, as well as verification of service providers, investment professionals (i.e., background checks), and organizational areas. Previously, Mr. Sedler led the global function responsible for BAA's operational reviews of hundreds of hedge fund managers and service providers annually. Mr. Sedler's service with the firm dates back to 2008 where he began his career conducting operational reviews of hedge fund managers across all primary hedge fund investment strategies. Mr. Sedler earned a BA degree with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the University of Washington.