Canada’s deputy finance minister Jean Boivin is to join BlackRock as deputy chief strategist.
He will join the firm on 15 September and work within the BlackRock Investment Institute, based in the firm’s London office.
Prior to his role as deputy finance minister for Canada, Boivin was deputy governor at the Bank of Canada and professor of finance and economics at HEC Montréal – an independent business school affiliated with the University of Montreal.
Boivin was deputy governor at the BoC while Bank of England governor Mark Carney was governor of the BoC in 2009.
BlackRock Investment Institute executive director Lee Kempler says: “His vast knowledge of the global financial and economic landscape and deep policymaking experience are invaluable assets.”