Claire Finn, Managing Director, is Head of Strategic Partnerships & DC Investments within BlackRock's UK Business. Claire and her team are responsible for client relationship management and business development with BlackRock's Retail and Defined Contribution distribution partners in the UK as well as UK DC pension scheme managers, consultants, trustees and sponsors.
Claire joined the firm in 2005, initially working as a member of the International Product Development team within Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. She joined the sales team in 2007 to manage strategic client relationships with large distributors in the UK Retail market. In 2010 following the Barclays Global Investors (BGI) merger, Claire took on an expanded role integrating the BlackRock and BGI teams responsible for these distribution partnerships. In 2012, Claire became Head of Strategic Alliances with responsibility for distribution partnerships across Retail (Direct to Consumer and Adviser-intermediated distributors) and Defined Contribution Pensions Providers. In 2015, the team's remit was enhanced to include relationship management and business development for DC pension scheme managers, consultants, trustees and sponsors.
Prior to joining MLIM, Claire was Associate Director of Product Development at Henderson Global Investors.
Claire has a BA (Hons) degree in Spanish and German from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Finance from Birkbeck College, University of London.