French Bank Hires From Blackrock

BNP Paribas Investment Partners has named the former Head of Wealth Advisory at Blackrock as the new head of its advice business for Australia and New Zealand.

James Langlands (pictured below) will take on the new role in mid-August. He will have responsibility to grow funds under management for BNP Paribas Investment Partners through working with, private wealth firms, family offices, consultant and research houses, and platform providers.

In the new role he will report to David Grybas, CEO of BNP Paribas Investment Partners Australia and New Zealand.

James Langlands 508Prior to the new appointment Langlands was Director, Head of Wealth Advisory (retail), where he held national responsibility, for Blackrock's retail client business. incorporating bank-owned and independent financial advisers, private banks and research relationships.

In a career spanning 15 years at Blackrock he also held other roles including Director of the institutional client business, co-head of customised portfolio service and product specialist (global equities).



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