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Gavin Lewis, Managing Director, Head of UK LGPS, BlackRock

GAVIN-LEWIS.jpgGavin Lewis was born in Tottenham, in inner city London. He was raised in a single parent family and attended state secondary school before completing his degree from the University of London.

He has been active in highlighting the challenges to increasing ethnic minority representation in the asset management industry and attempted to find solutions. One of his key initiatives is co-creating the #Talkaboutblack movement, dedicated to breaking the taboo subject that is race in Britain today. He has also worked with asset management firms to create mentoring circles for junior and mid-level ethnic minority professionals and with industry CEO’s to create action plans for increasing ethnic minority representation. 

Gavin has held Senior Distribution roles at Russell Investments, UBS Asset Management and Vanguard Asset Management and is currently a Managing Director at BlackRock.