Mark Azzopardi

Mark Azzopardi

Global Head of Insurance within the Capital Markets & Portfolio Advisory team

Mark Azzopardi, Managing Director, is the Global Head of Insurance within the Capital Markets & Portfolio Advisory  team of the Financial Markets Advisory Group. His primary responsibility is to ensure that BlackRock's investment, advisory, risk management and product offerings for insurance companies reflect the environment in which they operate.


The Financial Markets Advisory Group provides a wide range of advisory, capital markets, portfolio construction and analytical solutions to its clients. The Capital Markets & Portfolio Advisory Group is a global team that combines markets and portfolio management skills with sector expertise, modelling and analytical capabilities.


Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Mr. Azzopardi was the senior portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein responsible for new product development and strategic advice to insurance and pension scheme clients. From 2000 to 2008 Mr. Azzopardi was head of Insurance & Pensions at BNP Paribas. Prior to that he managed actuarial teams at Zurich Financial Services' Head Office and at the Hiscox Group in London. Mr Azzopardi began his career at Clay & Partners, (now Aon Consulting) in 1988.


Mr Azzopardi earned an MA degree in mathematics from Cambridge University in 1988 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1991.