Ewen Cameron Watt

Senior Director, BlackRock Investment Institute

Ewen Cameron Watt, is a Senior Advisor to Blackrock. In this role he works with portfolio management teams, business channels and corporate communications in helping shape and dispense investment views. He previously was a founder of the BlackRock Investment Institute ('BII'), a global platform that leverages BlackRock's global expertise to generate insights that augment the firm's ability to create a better financial future for our clients. He served as Chief Investment Strategist for BII from its foundation in 2011 until 2016 and as Chief Investment Strategist for Blackrock from 2014-2016. He is a frequent conference speaker and media commentator.

 

Mr. Cameron Watt's service with the firm dates back to 1995, including his years with Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He was head of Emerging Markets 1995-2000, Director of Research 2000-2002, Head of Multi Asset 2002-2006, Portfolio Manager for Multi Asset portfolios 2006-2011.Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Cameron Watt was a partner in a firm of London stockbrokers, Director of Research for SG Warburg Securities in Asia, and an Institutional Investor rated capital goods analyst in London. He began his financial career in 1978 and joined SG Warburg in 1985.

 

Mr. Cameron Watt earned an MA degree, with honours, in modern history from Oriel College, Oxford University in 1978. Mr. Cameron Watt served in a personal capacity as an independent advisor to the Bank of England Pension Fund from 2000-2006, he is an external member of the Investment Committee of All Souls College, Oxford and a Member of the 2026 Campaign Board and the Investment Committee for Oriel College, Oxford.

 

Ewen Cameron Watt

Senior Director, BlackRock Investment Institute

Ewen Cameron Watt, is a Senior Advisor to Blackrock. In this role he works with portfolio management teams, business channels and corporate communications in helping shape and dispense investment views. He previously was a founder of the BlackRock Investment Institute ('BII'), a global platform that leverages BlackRock's global expertise to generate insights that augment the firm's ability to create a better financial future for our clients. He served as Chief Investment Strategist for BII from its foundation in 2011 until 2016 and as Chief Investment Strategist for Blackrock from 2014-2016. He is a frequent conference speaker and media commentator.

 

Mr. Cameron Watt's service with the firm dates back to 1995, including his years with Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He was head of Emerging Markets 1995-2000, Director of Research 2000-2002, Head of Multi Asset 2002-2006, Portfolio Manager for Multi Asset portfolios 2006-2011.Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Cameron Watt was a partner in a firm of London stockbrokers, Director of Research for SG Warburg Securities in Asia, and an Institutional Investor rated capital goods analyst in London. He began his financial career in 1978 and joined SG Warburg in 1985.

 

Mr. Cameron Watt earned an MA degree, with honours, in modern history from Oriel College, Oxford University in 1978. Mr. Cameron Watt served in a personal capacity as an independent advisor to the Bank of England Pension Fund from 2000-2006, he is an external member of the Investment Committee of All Souls College, Oxford and a Member of the 2026 Campaign Board and the Investment Committee for Oriel College, Oxford.