BlackRock IShares Executive Andrew Jamieson Has Left Firm

Andrew Jamieson, a managing director in BlackRock Inc.’s $1 trillion exchange-traded fund business, has left the firm, confirmed Paul Young, a company spokesman.

Jamieson, who was global head of broker-dealer and market-maker relationships for iShares, exited in January, said Young. During his time at BlackRock, he also led broker-dealer and client execution sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa within the iShares capital-markets group. Young didn’t provide further details about the departure.

Jamieson isn’t the only executive to depart from iShares this year. David Mann, who was part of the U.S. capital-markets group, left in February to join Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin and other asset managers are competing for talent in the fast-growing ETF business. Franklin also hired two other BlackRock professionals in recent months for its ETF group, Dina Ting and Patrick O’Connor, who was an iShares partner.

Jamieson joined BlackRock in November 2012 from JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was a managing director. He didn’t return a phone call and e-mail seeking comment.

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