BlackRock has expanded its iShares business with the appointment of Joshua Persky as a sales strategist.
Mr Persky has been appointed to the newly created role of sales strategist, model portfolios and solutions.
BlackRock director and head of iShares Australia, Jon Howie, said Mr Persky will work closely with the distribution and marketing teams to engage clients – including institutions, dealer groups, researchers and financial advisers.
“He will be engaged across a broad range of investment disciplines including portfolio analysis and construction, security valuation, market structure, trading and execution,” Mr Howie said.
In addition, Alex Zaika has joined iShares as a director, wealth advisory sales strategist.
“Alex brings a strong understanding of global investment and capital markets, including equities, fixed income, commodities and alternatives to the role,” said Mr Howie.
“We’ve seen a rapid take-up of ETFs among financial advisers in the past three years. As adoption grows, the conversations we’re having with clients are becoming increasingly sophisticated.
“Alex will bring a wealth of industry and market knowledge, which will further deepen our relationships with clients in the important wealth channel,” he said.
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