Clemons to head iShares EMEA capital markets

Blackrock subsidiary iShares has created the role of head of EMEA capital markets in anticipation of growth in European exchange-traded products

Leland Clemons has been promoted to head the Europe, Middle East and Africa capital markets team at iShares in London. The new post has been created in anticipation of significant growth in assets under management and trading volumes in European exchange-traded products (ETPs), according to iShares. January saw $1.7bn of inflows into European-listed equity ETPs, according to a Blackrock report.

Previously, Clemons was a director at Blackrock, most recently serving as head of US capital markets. He was formerly principal of exchange-traded fund (ETF) product management at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with Blackrock in 2009. Clemons’ investment experience also includes trading research and analytics with an equity market-making firm.

Clemons will report to Joe Linhares, head of iShares EMEA.


This article was first published on Risk

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