Edward J. Fishwick

Ed Fishwick

Chief Risk Officer & Head of the Risk and Quantitative Analysis

Ed Fishwick is the Chief Risk Officer, a member of the Global Executive Committee, and Head of the Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group of BlackRock. He is responsible for the investment and enterprise risk of BlackRock. He is also the Chair of BlackRock’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee.

Prior to taking on his current responsibilities in 2022, Mr Fishwick served as the Global Co-Head of the Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group in London for 15 years. His service with the firm dates back to 2003 including his time with Merrill Lynch Investment Management (MLIM) prior to it’s acquisition by BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM he was Head of Risk and Quantitative Analysis, EMEA.

Mr Fishwick’s previous positions in the industry include Head of Risk Management, and Investment Process Research at AXA Investment Managers, and Head of Research at Franklin Portfolio Managers in Boston.

Mr Fishwick earned a BA in Economics from the University of Liverpool, studied postgraduate economics at the University of Cambridge, and supervised undergraduate economics for Queens’ College, Cambridge. He is a member of the Council of Liverpool University, and is the Chairman of the London Quant Group.