BlackRock Australia has announced the appointment of Jonathan Jenkins as head of client business in Victoria, Tasmania, South and Western Australia.
Mr Jenkins joins BlackRock with over 25 years of experience, having most recently spent 15 years at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong and Singapore as head of equity distribution and prime sales, Asia-Pacific.
As part of this role, he was responsible for the firm’s client strategy and managed corporate access for Credit Suisse in Asia-Pacific, delivering the firm’s corporate interactions program.
Prior to this, he spent 11 years at JP Morgan in a range of equity sales roles.
In his new role, BlackRock said that Mr Jenkins would lead the delivery of its diverse platform and global capabilities to wealth and institutional clients in the aforementioned states.
He will be responsible for serving BlackRock’s broad range of wealth and institutional clients, identifying and growing new client strategic relationships in the respective states, as well as assisting clients with whole portfolio solutions tailored to their evolving needs.
Mr Jenkins will be based in Melbourne and will report to country head of BlackRock, Australasia, Andrew Landman.
“BlackRock’s core strength is in our ability to leverage our global insights and investment capabilities, coupled with deep local experience, to deliver for clients across their whole portfolio,” said Mr Landman.
“To that end, we are pleased to have Jonathan join us to support our client base in Victoria, Tasmania, South and Western Australia where we have experienced tremendous growth.
Mr Landman said that Mr Jenkins would draw on his global experience to lead BlackRock’s efforts in engaging more deeply with its wealth and institutional clients as they turn to the firm for bespoke solutions, particularly during periods of market volatility.
Commenting on his own appointment, Mr Jenkins said that he was delighted to be taking on the role to build on the momentum of BlackRock’s business, with a strong focus on delivering the breadth of its platform to clients.
“This includes capitalising on growth opportunities in order to deliver the right mix of investment solutions to better serve clients in meeting their long-term financial goals,” he said.