Margaux Viola

Work History

Work History
Dec 2009 - Present

Government Relations Associate

BlackRock
Supported founder of the firm in creating a Government Relations Group which coordinates public policy efforts across BlackRock and increases firm visibility as informed market participant, thought leader, and trusted resource for legislators and regulators. Researched and maintained updated status record of policy issues of interest to the company. Wrote and edited three thought pieces on topical financial policy issues (derivatives, money market funds, and mortgage restructuring) which provide historical background, express BlackRock's views, and offer proposed solutions to key parties in Washington D.C. and industry contacts. Developing proposal for a corporate sustainability plan to go under review by Executive Committee.
Dec 2009 - Present

Director of Marketing and Social Media

Fonda Restaurant
Developed a social media platform for acclaimed Chef Roberto Santibanez's new restaurant through the sharing of unique content on Facebook, Twitter, and Fonda's website Established fan base of over 400 fans in two months; Created a series of Cinco de Mayo promotions in order to reach the goal of 600 fans
Jul 2007 - Dec 2009

Analyst

BlackRock
Analyst in the Wealth Management Group dedicated to meeting the needs of high net worth individuals, private foundations, family offices, and private banks. Worked with portfolio managers to assess a prospect's needs and pitch customized, sophisticated solutions that employ best-in-class investment strategies across traditional and alternative asset classes. Provided top quality client service by maintaining an ongoing dialogue with clients, sending relevant publications, creating customized reports and answering inquiries in a timely and responsive fashion.
Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Intern

BlackRock
Intern in the Alternatives and Wealth Management Group. Created and updated fund performance newsletters, client account summaries, and new product pitches utilizing proprietary technology. Researched and established databases for new and prospective Foundation, Family Office, and Wealth Management clients.

Education

Education
Sep 2003 - May 2007

Bachelor of Science

Cornell University