BlackRock appoints new EMEA head of fixed income and FX trading

The move is an internal promotion, with the new head stepping up from his previous role as EMEA head of rates trading.  

BlackRock has promoted Robert Mitchelson to a new position as EMEA head of fixed income and FX trading, The TRADE can reveal. 

Mitchelson is a longstanding BlackRock stalwart, serving as EMEA head of rates trading in the London office for the past years, and holding the role of senior rates trader with the firm for 15 years previous, bringing his total time with BlackRock to nearly two decades.  

He started his career as a rates and FX trader with Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he spent nearly eight years.  

“I look forward to being part of the continued success of our Rates, Fixed Income ETF, Credit, Emerging markets, FX and Systematic Execution teams,” he said in a social media post.