Ewen Cameron Watt

Ewen Cameron Watt

Senior Director, BlackRock Investment Institute

Ewen Cameron Watt, Managing Director, is a Senior Director of the BlackRock Investment Institute, 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. In his current role he assists in the formation and communication of investment strategy views working with internal and external constituencies. 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 before helping to found the Blackrock Investment Institute


Prior to joining MLIM, 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 for Oriel College,Oxford.