Managing Director, Closed End Funds

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson, Managing Director, is a relationship manager in the Closed End fund group with responsibility for Board and Investor liaison. He was previously Head of Sales for iShares in the UK with responsibility for driving the growth of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and guiding clients in both the institutional and wealth space on how best to utilise ETFs in an investment portfolio.

Mr. Johnson’s service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Most recently, he served as Head of the Strategic Team within BlackRock's Global Client Group, responsible for the management of $200bn of assets on behalf of the UK's largest pension schemes.

Mr. Johnson began his career at Cazenove & Co where he worked in the international investment team. He earned an LLB in Law, with Honours, from the University of East Anglia in 1987.

Commentary by Mark Johnson