Nafisa Yusuf is a Director in the Market Structure and E-Trading team within BlackRock’s Global Trading Group.  In this role, Nafisa is responsible for influencing and representing BlackRock’s view on market structure issues externally with regulators and industry associations. Nafisa also manages the OTC swap clearing relationships and works closely with BlackRock’s strategic partners such as dealers, electronic platforms and CCPs to define and implement Blackrock’s OTC clearing and platform strategy.  Nafisa’s service with the firm dates to 2011 and before starting this role, Nafisa led the Trading Documentation team within Derivative Operations, focusing on implementing regulatory change and building teams in EMEA and APAC.

Nafisa has sell-side experience and has held various operational positions at Goldman Sachs and UBS.

Nafisa is an active mentor for students through multiple corporate mentoring programs as well a dedicated mentor to other women in the industry.  She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics, Finance and Management from Queen Mary University, London and was appointed to the 2021 WIND Rising Stars Program.