Ministry of Finance official joining BlackRock

Jean Boivin will take on the role of deputy chief investment strategist of BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) on Sept. 15.

He joins the firm from the Ministry of Finance, where he held the role of associate deputy finance minister and G20, G7 and Financial Stability Board deputy for Canada for the last two years. Prior to his most recent position, Boivin was the deputy governor of the Bank of Canada.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jean to BlackRock,” says Lee Kempler, the institute’s executive director. “His vast knowledge of the global financial and economic landscape and deep policy-making experience are invaluable assets to the BII.”

Boivin will be responsible for continuing BII’s leadership role in identifying and delivering investment insights to its investment professionals and clients around the world. He will be based in BlackRock’s London office.

The institute’s goal is to produce information to make BlackRock’s portfolio managers better investors and deliver positive investment results for clients.

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