Nik Singhal, CFA, is a Managing Director of BlackRock, is a member of BlackRock's Global Credit Platform and President of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (BCIC). Mr. Singhal also serves as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock Direct Lending Corporation. Mr. Singhal is responsible for BCIC’s business strategy and implementation. Additionally, Mr. Singhal focuses on portfolio construction and management for various funds and is a member of the Investment Committees for BCIC and other direct lending funds managed by BlackRock. Mr. Singhal was also previously the head of investor relations for BCIC.
Prior to moving to the current role at BlackRock in 2016, Mr. Singhal was a Managing Director in the Financial Markets Advisory Group within BlackRock Solutions, where he provided portfolio management and advisory services to clients with a focus on corporate debt, shipping loans, consumer and esoteric asset-backed securities.
Prior to joining Blackrock in 2010, Mr. Singhal worked as a senior investment professional at HBK Capital Management in Dallas where he was responsible for originating and managing direct corporate loans and other opportunistic investments. He joined HBK in 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Singhal was a Vice President in the Fixed Income Division of Lehman Brothers in New York responsible for structuring and managing principal transactions, primarily focusing on esoteric asset-backed securities and distressed corporate debt. He joined Lehman Brothers in 1998.
Mr. Singhal earned a BS degree in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1995 and an MBA degree from IIM Ahmedabad in 1998.