Managing Director – Head of US Wealth Advisory | BlackRock
Martin Small, Managing Director, is Head of BlackRock’s U.S. Wealth Advisory business. He is responsible for leading BlackRock’s relationships with wealth management firms and platforms, for distributing BlackRock’s alpha-seeking and iShares investment capabilities and for the adoption of BlackRock’s portfolio construction and digital wealth technologies to financial advisors. He is a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee and the U.S. & Canada Executive Committee.
Martin served as Head of U.S. and Canada iShares from 2014-2018. He was responsible for leading BlackRock’s U.S. and Canada ETF businesses across institutional and intermediary sales and marketing, product and capital markets. He served as a member of the ETF & Index Investments global management committee.
From 2008-2014, Martin helped establish, and served in global and regional leadership roles for, the Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) Group in BlackRock Solutions. BlackRock’s advisory team delivers portfolio construction, asset management and risk & regulatory advisory services to public and private institutions. He also served as a member of the BlackRock Solutions/Aladdin Operating Committee.
Martin joined BlackRock in 2006 as a member of the Legal & Compliance Department. Prior to joining BlackRock, Martin was a capital markets, investment management and transactional Associate with the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. He started his career as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Richard Owen, U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York.
Martin is a member of the Board of Governors for the Money Management Institute (MMI). Martin earned a B.A. degree from Brown University and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law.