BlackRock hires Kaminker from Lombard Odier

Chris Kaminker taking up the post of deputy head of sustainable investing at US asset management giant

Christopher Kaminker has joined BlackRock as deputy head of sustainable investing joining from Lombard Odier.

Kaminker will be responsible for “research-driven product innovation” on a global basis. Working with the BlackRock Investment Institute and BlackRock platforms, he will also look to expand the investment solutions, capabilities and research for clients. Kaminker reports into group head of sustainable investing Paul Bodnar.

He joined Lombard Odier in 2019 and was latterly group head of sustainable investment research, strategy and stewardship. He has also previously worked at Nordic banking group Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) and Goldman Sachs.

Meanwhile, Emily McGlynn and Benjamin Attia have also joined BlackRock’s climate and sustainability research team to focus on sustainable investing data, analytics and research.