Kim Klenk Howells

Kim Klenk Howells

Managing Director, Relationship Manager for U.S. and Canada defined contribution plans within BlackRock's Retirement Group.

Kim Klenk Howells, Managing Director, is a Relationship Manager for U.S. and Canada defined contribution (DC) plans within BlackRock's Retirement Group. She is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional retirement plans, providing thought leadership on industry trends, and acting as a consultative partner to clients.

 

Kim joined BlackRock in 2019 after spending 15 years at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, approximately 12 of which were focused on building their institutional DC business. There she focused on helping plans understand the risks their participants are exposed to and in turn helped them improve retirement outcomes for their people. This included a focus on participant behavior, lineup construction, participant communications, target date investing (including custom solutions) as well as the use of alternatives within asset allocation funds. Prior to joining the institutional DC business, Kim worked in marketing and communications within the financial services industry.

Kim has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester.