Monday, September 28th 2020 to Friday, October 2nd 2020, 12:30 to 13:30
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Managing Director, Head of UK LGPS, Institutional Client Business
Gavin Lewis is Managing Director at BlackRock. He is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the UK Local Government Pension Scheme segment. Previous to this Gavin held several leadership roles at Vanguard Asset Management including Head of UK Institutional and Wholesale Distribution, Head of UK Retirement and Head of European Consultant Relations. Gavin has also held positions UBS Asset Management and Russell Investments. Gavin hold a BA in History and Politics and from the University of London and holds the CISI Certificate of Investment Management. Gavin is also active in highlighting the challenges to increasing ethnic minority representation in the asset management industry and attempted to find solutions. Gavin is a member of the asset management industry’s Diversity Project and one of his key initiatives is co-creating the #Talkaboutblack a movement, dedicated to breaking the taboo subject that is race in Britain today. He has worked with asset management firms to create mentoring circles for junior and mid-level ethnic minority professionals, student events to help attract talent to the industry and is an after school program designed to give disadvantaged secondary school pupils with the tools and aspirations to enter the corporate world.
BlackRock is a global investment manager, serving the Luxembourg market since 2004. BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.