Pat Chiefalo was named managing director and head of product for BlackRock's iShares Canada, effective Sept. 2.
The position is new, said Maeve Hannigan, BlackRock Canada spokeswoman. The duties had previously been handled by iShares staff in the U.S., she said.
Mr. Chiefalo was director of ETF research and strategy at National Bank Financial, the money management and brokerage unit of National Bank of Canada.
Claude Breton, National Bank spokesman, could not be reached by press time for information on Mr. Chiefalo's replacement.
BlackRock iShares Canada had C$44.4 billion (US$40.6 billion) in assets under management as of June 30.