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  • Dessire Paradis
  • Director, Derivative operations
  • BlackRock

Dessire Paradis, Director, is a member of BlackRock’s Investment Operations Group. She is responsible for BlackRock’s US Collateral Management and Derivative Clearing functions and has previously been responsible for BlackRock’s Derivative Payments function globally. Ms. Paradis represents BlackRock in multiple industry and buy side working group streams, and is the co-chair of the AMG Collateral Operations Committee and Uncleared Margin Rules working group. Ms. Paradis has been with Blackrock since 2007 and prior to assuming her current role, was a member of Trade Operations managing US Fixed Income Trade Operations, including MBS Allocation Operations. Ms. Paradis began her career at Blackrock supporting Separately Managed Account Operations. She had integral roles in multiple firm wide operational integrations and transitions, including onboarding of new client operational support models. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2007, Ms. Paradis had roles at PFPC and Delaware Investments which included fund accounting, as well as various retail and institutional investment operations roles. Ms. Paradis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from West Chester University in 2001.