James Hamilton is a member of the BlackRock Investment Stewardship (“BIS”) team based in New York. He is responsible for the evaluation of governance, proxy voting and engagement with boards and management at portfolio companies within the Financials sector in the US and Canada. In addition James helps drive the execution of the team’s strategic projects and facilitates the engagement of the regional advisory and global oversight committees.Prior to his current role, James was the Chief Operating Officer of BlackRock Investments, LLC. James joined BlackRock from Standard Chartered, where he spent 12 years in the Financial Markets and Securities business in London, Singapore and New York.
He earned a B.Sc. degree in Math and Finance from the University of Leeds (UK) and spent his junior year abroad at the University of California, Berkeley. James received the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation in 2006 and the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (“CRCP”) designation at The University of Pennsylvania, Wharton in 2016. He holds Series 7, 63 and 24 FINRA registrations.