Joe Parkin is Head of UK Wealth and Retail at iShares, where he is responsible for the distribution of BlackRock's passive business in the UK, which includes sales and relationships with private banks, wealth managers, advisers, discretionary clients, D2C and adviser platforms, and digital clients. This includes the distribution of iShares ETFs, BlackRock Index Funds and BlackRock passive solutions. Mr Parkin's previous roles at BlackRock included acting as Chief of Staff for the iShares business in EMEA, and overseeing and coordinating iShares' relationshipswith key financial institutional clients across EMEA, including bank and insurance groups. Prior to joining BlackRock in April 2012, Mr Parkin worked at Goldman Sachs for 6 years. During that time he worked within Private Wealth Management (PWM), where he assisted in building out Goldman Sachs' footprint in the emerging markets, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he was in UK Discretionary Sales. Mr Parkin has a BA in Economics &Philosophy from Leeds University.