Edwin N. Conway

Edwin N. Conway

Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Equity Private Markets (EPM)

Edwin N. Conway, Senior Managing Director, is Global Head of Equity Private Markets (EPM) for BlackRock. Named Global Head of EPM in 2023, Mr. Conway leads the teams and strategy for private markets equity investing at BlackRock, which encompasses direct private equity (including venture and growth equity strategies), infrastructure, real estate as well as secondaries. He is also responsible for BlackRock’s centralized capital markets function, the transition capital initiative and other platform capabilities that drive the success of private markets equity, debt and multi-alternatives investment strategies across the firm.


Mr. Conway led the expansion of BlackRock’s alternatives platform as Global Head of BlackRock Alternatives between 2019 and 2023. Prior to that he had been Global Head of BlackRock’s Institutional Client Business (ICB), leading institutional client strategy and the delivery of the firm’s entire investment capabilities to the global institutional client community, including sovereign wealth funds, public and private pension plans, foundations, endowments and industry consultants. As Global Head of ICB, he oversaw the BlackRock Alternatives Specialists and Global Financial Institutions groups, as well as the Global Institutional Product Group responsible for BlackRock's investment product strategy.


Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Conway was a Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group where he headed the Global Investor Relations & Business Development Group. Before joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Conway was an Executive Director at Arden Asset Management, Inc. and prior to that he was a Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management located both in London and New York.


Mr. Conway earned a BComm degree from University College Dublin (UCD).