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Christian Obrist

Christian is responsible for the management and development of the iShares exchange-traded fund (ETF) business in Australia and New Zealand. His responsibilities include supporting the distribution of the locally listed and offshore fund range, ensuring the efficiency of the ETF capital markets and iShares product platform, and the development and execution of the iShares business strategy. He is a member of the BlackRock Australia Executive Committee and the BlackRock APAC ETF and Index Investments Executive Committee. Prior to assuming his current role, Christian lead iShares distribution for Wealth and Asset Managers across Asia ex Japan and was based in Hong Kong. He moved from BlackRock Zurich in 2014 where he led the institutional iShares distribution team covering pensions, insurance and asset managers. Prior to BlackRock, Christian spent 4 years at JPMorgan Investment Bank as a cross asset derivatives marketer covering Swiss institutional clients out of London. Christian started his career at UBS Investment Bank in the Fixed Income department selling interest rate derivatives and structured credit. Christian obtained a bachelor and master degree from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.