BlackRock veteran portfolio manager Nigel Ridge to retire after 34-year career

UK Absolute Alpha management changes

Valeria Martinez
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Nigel Ridge, a veteran portfolio manager at BlackRock, is set to retire this summer after a 34-year career in the financial services industry.

Ridge has been managing long/short mandates for the asset management giant since 2005, having joined the firm's UK equity team in 2004. In 2013, he took over as manager of the BLK UK Absolute Alpha fund.  Ahead of his departure on 1 August, Ridge's portfolio management responsibilities for the firm's UK long/short equity strategies will transition to the emerging companies team, led by Dan Whitestone.  BlackRock head of EMEA fundamental fixed income exits after nearly two decades Whitestone will take over from Ridge as co-manager of the BLK UK Absolute Alpha fund, joining existing ...

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