Martin Parkes

BlackRock, Managing Director Global Public Policy Group

Martin Parkes, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock's Global Public Policy Group based in London. Martin is responsible for engaging with policy makers and BlackRock’s clients on policy and regulation relating to investor protection and distribution, retirement and fund structures in the EU and the UK. He is a member of ESMA's Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee's Consultative Working Group. And regularly contributes to the work of key asset management trade bodes such as EFAMA, ICMA the Investment Association, ALFI and Irish Funds. He is also a committee member of BlackRock’s LGBT OUT network, particularly supporting the network on external events and outreach with other firms and networks.

Martin Parkes has worked at BlackRock since 2004 and prior to joining the Public Policy team he worked in BlackRock’s legal team responsible for BlackRock's European-managed investment funds. Martin studied European Law at the University of Exeter and at the Université d’Aix-Marseille III and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.