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BlackRock announces new head of EMEA iShares Capital Markets


BlackRock has appointed of Leland Clemons as Head of EMEA iShares Capital Markets, effective immediately. He will report into Joe Linhares, Head of iShares, EMEA.

In this newly created role, lemons will lead the iShares Capital Markets team which is designed to help clients including intermediaries, private banks and wealth managers execute ETP trades more efficiently, and ultimately enhance their investment returns.
The iShares Capital Markets team leverages the scale and trading expertise of BlackRock, in order to help clients navigate the ETP landscape more effectively. The team is uniquely positioned to help clients trade more cost efficiently by partnering with broker-dealers, trading venues and data providers across EMEA to identify the best sources of liquidity and trading data.
Linhares, Head of iShares, EMEA, says: “We expect assets under management and trading volumes in ETPs to grow significantly in Europe over the next few years. Consequently, investors will be looking for partners to help them navigate the product landscape, understand structural distinctions and implement trades effectively.  BlackRock is uniquely positioned to help its clients enhance their investment process and lower their total cost of ownership.”
Clemons’ service with BlackRock dates back to 2005 and most recently he served as the Head of US iShares’ Capital Markets within BlackRock.

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