iShares hires Barclays Wealth’ Fekete as EMEA product development head

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BlackRock’s ETF platform, iShares, has appointed Tom Fekete as head of product development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Fekete joins from Barclays Wealth where he was EMEA head of investment products and global head of foreign exchange advisory.

Prior to this, Fekete headed the UBS structured solutions team.

Head of iShares for EMEA Joe Linhares says: “Tom brings with him considerable industry knowledge and skill, paired with vast experience delivering solutions to a diverse range of clients.

“He joins the firm at a time when the exchange traded products industry, and the adoption of these products, is growing significantly in Europe with users including IFAs, insurance companies and pension funds. Developing and creating high quality, innovative products is key to supporting this growth.”