Edwin ConwayGlobal Head at BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI)
Mr. Conway is responsible for BlackRock's global alternatives business that includes the firm's investment capabilities across Real Estate, Infrastructure, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Credit. Mr. Conway chairs the BAI Executive Committee and is responsible for determining the overall strategic direction of BlackRock's Alternatives platform and providing day-to-day oversight of BAI in all regions. BAI currently manages over $175 billion in total assets and client commitments with a team of over 900 professionals.
Previously, Mr. Conway was Global Head of BlackRock's Institutional Client Business (ICB), responsible for BlackRock's institutional client strategy and the delivery of its entire investment capabilities to the global institutional client community. As Global Head of ICB he was Chairman of the Global Institutional Executive Committee and oversaw the Global Institutional Product Group (IPG), responsible for BlackRock's investment product strategy, as well as Global Consultant Relations (GCR), BlackRock Alternative Specialists (BAS) and BlackRock's Global Financial Institutions Group (FIG).
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Conway was a Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group where he headed the Investor Relations & Business Development Group. Mr. Conway was responsible for managing investor relations and business development for all of Blackstone's investment products globally. Before joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Conway was an Executive Director at Arden Asset Management, Inc., and prior to that he was at Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he held several roles in London and New York.
Mr. Conway earned a BComm degree from University College Dublin (UCD).