Will Landers, CFA, is the portfolio manager for the BlackRock Latin America Fund, the BGF Latin America Fund, the BSF Latin American Opportunities Fund and the BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust PLC. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2006, he was a portfolio manager with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM). Will joined MLIM in January 2002 tofocus on Latin America within the Global Emerging Markets Team. Educated at Georgetown University, Will began his career as an investment banker working with Latin American clients, then spent seven years as a Latin American research analyst at two “Bulge Bracket” Wall Street firms, focusing initially on Food and Beverage stocks, and later on Technology stocks. Will speaks Portuguese and Spanish and is based in Princeton, NJ.