Kathleen Kelley is a Senior Investment Consultant focusing on commodities at BlackRock. Prior to Blackrock, Ms. Kelley founded and was Chief Investment Officer of Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management, a discretionary global macro hedge fund with a commodity focus that launched in September 2012. Kathleen has over 20 years of experience in global macro research and portfolio management across such firms as Kingdon Capital Management, Vantis Capital and Tudor Investment Corporation. She holds a B.A. in economics with a minor in math from Smith College and a General Course Degree from the London School of Economics. Kathleen serves on the North American Advisory Board of the LSE, the Smith Investment Committee and a number of non-for-profit boards. She is also a co-founder of High Water Women, a non-profit organization founded by women in the hedge fund and investment industries with a focus on providing enriched educational opportunities for low-income youth.
A second-generation Irish American with roots in Tipperary and Killarney, Kathleen says, “My Irish heritage has always been a big part of my family’s identity. We grew up going to Irish step dance lessons, parties at the Knights of Columbus and Clancy Brothers concerts.”