About the Author

Jessica Blitz

Assistant Vice President and Research Analyst

Jessica is a research analyst responsible for third-party investment manager due diligence. Jessica is the lead analyst for third-party emerging market equities, and a member of the alternative investment research group. She also provides support for a number of proprietary strategies, including traditional equity and alternative funds.

Jessica joined Wilmington Trust in 2018. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College in political science with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies.

By the Author

Can Engagement Curb Cybersecurity Risk?

Jessica Blitz |
Wilmington Wire
Cyber security IT engineer working on protecting network against cyberattack from hackers on internet. Secure access for online privacy and personal data protection. Hands typing on keyboard and PCB

September 22, 2021—At a White House cybersecurity summit in August, President Biden described cybersecurity as a “core national security challenge… and the federal government can’t meet this challenge alone,” in a blunt assessment of our critical infrastructure resiliency. The issue of cybersecurity is hardly new and is only growing as we move towards an increasingly digitized world.


Using REITs to Build Returns

Jordan Strauss, CFA and Jessica Blitz |
Wilmington Wire
Real estate investment trusts REITs. Shopping cart and model of house.

April 2, 2020—As markets continue to fluctuate, it looks as if no asset classes have been spared the COVID-19-driven price hit. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have struggled along with the broader equity market, despite having outperformed during past periods of stress, including the market drawdown in 4Q 2018.REITs own, and frequently operate, income-generating real estate.


Slippery slope: oil prices, production shocks, and energy stocks

and Jessica Blitz |
Wilmington Wire
Engineer using a tablet at a construction site.

September 17, 2019—This past weekend, we witnessed unprecedented developments in the oil market and are sharing our thoughts on the key questions that investors should be asking.

What is happening in the Gulf?

The Abqiaq oil-processing plant in eastern Saudi Arabia was hit by a series of drone strikes this past Saturday, disrupting 5.7 million barrels of crude oil production per day for the Kingdom.