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Antony Manchester, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock’s Global Public Policy Group and a member of the BlackRock Global Public Policy Steering Committee. Antony covers the public policy aspects of Brexit, and UK public policy issues impacting end-investors. Antony represents BlackRock on the International Regulatory Strategy Group Board; the CityUK’s EU Strategy Group, and holds a number of industry advisory roles.
Prior to joining BlackRock in February 2017, Antony was a senior advisor to the Swiss Finance Council in Brussels, focused on banking prudential regulation and the EU Capital Markets Union. From 2010-15 he was Financial Counsellor and Head of the Economic, Financial and Tax department of the UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UK Rep). Antony has held several other roles in the UK Government, including Head of EU financial services strategy and City competitiveness at HM Treasury, Single Market policy at the Cabinet Office during the UK’s 2005 Presidency of the EU, and First Secretary Competition, Telecoms and Company Law at a previous stint in UK Rep.
Antony holds a degree in History from the University of Durham.