Devlin Ponte, Director, is a Strategic Relationship Manager within the Index and Data Solutions team at BlackRock. Devlin has 20 years of industry knowledge and experience in the strategic partnership, effective management, administration and utilization of market data on behalf of stakeholders. Since joining BlackRock, he has led an initiative around contract rights management, designing and building a new function and team to establish this critical function within the IDS team.
Prior to joining BlackRock, he helped develop the market data organization at Lord, Abbett & Co. into a strategic partner across the firm. He served tenures that included reporting into and working closing with the Technology and Finance departments and established and elevated operational capabilities in request, contract, inventory, report and invoice management. During his time at Lord Abbett, Devlin also served in expanded capacities in leading and developing the Vendor Risk Management, CSA Management and IT Procurement for the firm.
Devlin started his career providing technology support and training of market data applications and platforms and served as a business analyst for portfolio attribution platforms. Devlin brings extensive market data vendor, product knowledge and experience with major suppliers such as Bloomberg, FactSet, S&P, MSCI, Thomson Reuters, Morningstar, and FTSE Russell. Devlin holds a BA in History from the University of Michigan as well as the FISD’s Financial Information Associate (FISD FA) certification. He is active in market industry groups such as the Buyside Market Data Consortium (BMDC) including currently serving as co-chair on the FISD’s Consumer Constituency Group.