BlackRock has hired a second Treasury official for a senior public policy role, one week after announcing the appointment of former Chancellor George Osborne in an advisory role.
Antony Manchester (pictured), who was the Treasury's head of global competitiveness and EU financial services unit between 2009 and 2010, will join BlackRock later this month as a managing director, according to Sky News.
Manchester's responsibilities will include "policy priorities, positioning and engagement regarding the impact of Brexit," though will not focus exclusively on the latter.
According to an internal memo, he will also be responsible for shaping the firm's "definition and execution of our policy engagement on key UK public policy initiatives impacting clients, including pension and retirement savings, the Financial Advice Markets Review and infrastructure investing".
He most recently worked at the Swiss Finance Council and between 2010 and 2014, he led the Economic and Financial Department (ECOFIN) in Brussels.
He is the latest figure with senior experience in the UK government to join the asset manager, following the announcement that former Chancellor George Osborne will be joining BlackRock in an advisory role.
Osborne will work with the group's BlackRock Investment Institute - an internal thinktack and research arm for its fund managers.
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