|James Macpherson||30/06/2002||James Macpherson, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is co-head of UK Equities within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group, and a member of BlackRock's Leadership Committee. James is responsible for managing BGF UK Fund, and a number of institutional portfolios, including BlackRock UK Equity Fund. In addition to responsibility for UK Equity research, with a sector emphasis on Aerospace and Defence Industry securities.
Mr Macpherson's service with the firm dates back to 1985 when he joined SG Warburg & Co as a graduate trainee, and including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr Macpherson was appointed a Managing Director in 1997 and Co-Head of UK Equities in 2000. Mr Macpherson was educated at Trinity College, Oxford where he was an Exhibitioner and gained a BA (Honours) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1985. |
|Imran Sattar||30/09/2003||Imran Sattar, Director, Fund Manager and CFA Charterholder, is a member of the UK Specialist Equity team. He is responsible for co-ordinating company research in the general financials sector. Imran began his investment career when he joined BlackRock as a graduate, having studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Warwick. He initially worked in the Charities and Private Clients divisions before joining the UK Institutional team, and has over 14 years experience with the firm. |
|Roland Arnold||30/04/2010||Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology.Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998. |
|Nick McLeod-Clarke||30/09/2014||Nick McLeod-Clarke, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. Nick is co-head of the UK Income Fund and is responsible for managing UK equity portfolios for retail and institutional clients.
Mr McLeod-Clarke's service with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2001, Mr. McLeod-Clarke was co-head of UK Equities at Morley Fund Management, and head of Institutional Funds-UK Equities at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.
Mr. McLeod-Clarke earned a BA in Economics at University College Swansea in 1986, and an MSc in Finance from the London Business School in 1999. |