Former BlackRock EMEA head Blumer named FE fundinfo chair

Hamish Purdey named CEO

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Blumer previously served as CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management and CIO of Swiss RE
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Blumer previously served as CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management and CIO of Swiss RE

Data and technology provider FE fundinfo has named former head of BlackRock’s EMEA business David Blumer as chairman, amid the appointment of Hamish Purdey as the firm's new CEO.

A member of BlackRock's global executive committee, Blumer will stay on as chair of the firm's Swiss business. Blumer, who has previously served as CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management and CIO of Swiss RE, headed up BlackRock's EMEA business before taking on the leadership of the asset management giant's alternatives wing in September 2017 amid a raft of senior changes. Meanwhile, FE fundinfo's new CEO Purdey was previously CEO of Intelliflo, a supplier of specialist online software for financial advisers. Purdey, who has also served as CEO of FFastFill, which services the global cap...

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