Ms. Gargi Pal Chaudhuri serves as a Portfolio Manager at Blackrock Financial Management Inc., BlackRock, Inc., Columbia Funds Variable Series Trust II - VP - BlackRock Global Inflation-Protected Securities Fund, BlackRock Funds II - BlackRock Inflation Protected Bond Fund, Principal Funds, Inc. - Inflation Protection Fund, Transamerica Partners Portfolios - Transamerica Inflation-Protected Securities Portfolio, GuideStone Funds - Inflation Protected Bond Fund, The Vantagepoint Funds - Vantagepoint Inflation Focused Fund and Lincoln Variable Insurance Products Trust - LVIP BlackRock Inflation Protected Bond Fund. Ms. Chaudhuri is responsible for the inflation-linked bond portfolios within Americas fixed income alpha strategies since 2013. Previously, Ms. Chaudhuri was a member of the global rates investment team within fixed income, focusing on nominal treasuries and inflation-linked bond relative value and trade execution. Prior to that, from 2009 to 2010, she was a Vice President at Jefferies & Co., where she ran the US inflation trading desk and was responsible for building the TIPS franchise and providing liquidity in TIPS to institutional clients. Ms. Chaudhuri began her career in 2001 at Merrill Lynch, where she held various roles, most recently on the government bond trading desk. She has been a Director at BlackRock, Inc. since 2010.