Michael O’Brien was named global head of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s institutional client group, effective Sept. 27, confirmed company spokeswoman Kristen Chambers.
It is a new position, according to a J.P. Morgan news release. He will be based in London and will also serve as a member of the company’s executive committee.
He will report to Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Mr. O’Brien was managing director and head of BlackRock’s institutional investment management business in Europe, Middle East and Africa; he left the firm in June. He was replaced by Charles Prideaux, COO of global fundamental equities at BlackRock.