P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Jasmin Sethi, 2005

BlackRock, Vice President

Jasmin Sethi is the child of immigrants from India

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Harvard University

Jasmin Sethi is the CEO and Founder of Sethi Clarity Advisers, a New York City-based boutique consulting firm providing regulatory advice and career coaching. Jasmin is also an entrepreneur, currently co-founding her fintech start-up, BuildUp Capital, a retirement savings platform for the self-employed.


Jasmin was born in New York City to parents who emigrated from India and became naturalized citizens. Her mother, who survives her father, lives in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.


Jasmin holds a JD and PhD from Harvard University. She received her BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in applied mathematics and economics. A Fulbright Scholar to England, Jasmin received an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics.


Jasmin clerked for Judge Jerome Holmes on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Oklahoma City. Most recently, Jasmin worked as a Vice President in the Legal and Compliance department at BlackRock in New York City, and has experience in regulatory issues at the SEC, relating to the Dodd-Frank act, among other areas.

  • JD Law | Harvard University 2007
  • PhD Economics | Harvard University 2007
  • MSc Economics | London School of Economics & Political Science 2001
  • BA Applied Mathematics | Harvard University 2000
Work History
  • Vice President, BlackRock
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