Rachel Lord has swapped a corporate equity derivatives job with Citigroup to become head of iShares, Europe, the Middle East and Africa with incumbent Joe Linhares returning to the US for a brand new role.

After three years as head of iShares EMEA, Linhares is to return to New York as global head of BlackRock’s platinum client programme, working with the firm’s largest global distributors. He will report to Rob Fairbairn, head of BlackRock’s global retail and iShares businesses.

Based in London, Lord, who reports to Mark Wiedman, global head of iShares, was global head of corporate equity derivatives at Citigroup. She has 20-plus years experience, including 13 with Morgan Stanley, in sell-side roles as well as managing teams in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

According to Wiedman, part of her role will be to increase the ways clients in Europe use ETFs.

Source: Portfolio Adviser.  Read full article here.