Managing Director, Institutional Client Business

Paul Purcell

Paul Purcell, FSA, FCIA, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of the US and Canada Institutional team within BlackRock's Institutional Client Business. He is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional investors, including public and private pension plans, foundations and endowments.

Mr. Purcell's service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Previously, he worked for a large Canadian insurance company, heading their product risk oversight function. Prior to that, he was a worldwide partner at Mercer, where he spent 19 years in various positions. In addition to management responsibilities, he consulted to many large Canadian organizations regarding most aspects of their pension arrangements.

Mr. Purcell is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He earned a BSc degree, with honours, from the University of Western Ontario.

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