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BlackRock appoints Geoff Cheetham

Geoff Cheetham is rejoining BlackRock as managing director of the UK account management team.

Cheetham has over twenty years’ experience in institutional sales and account management and joins from Goldman Sachs asset management where he was executive director of the UK & Ireland institutional business.

Prior to this he spent three years at HSBC as head of institutional and DC business and head of UK distribution. He also worked for eight years at BlackRock’s predecessor, Merrill Lynch investment managers as a director in the institutional account management team.

BlackRock head of institutional account management Juliet Bullick says: “We are delighted to welcome Geoff back to our team. During his time at MLIM, he demonstrated outstanding client relationship management skills and has continued to build up a deep knowledge of institutional investment throughout his time at HSBC and GSAM. We are seeing a growing trend amongst our clients towards more innovative strategic solutions and Geoff’s extensive experience will position us well to serve this increasing demand.”


Conforto buys Herts IFA

Conforto Financial Management has bought Hertford IFA The McCroddan Partnership for an undisclosed sum.


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