Jean Boivin, PhD, Managing Director, is the Head of the BlackRock Investment Institute. He is responsible for harnessing BlackRock’s investment expertise and generating proprietary research to help portfolio managers and clients navigate financial markets. Dr. Boivin drives BII’s research on macroeconomics, sustainability, geopolitics and portfolio construction. BII’s strategist network and publications team bring these insights to clients and the media globally.
Dr. Boivin is a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee and the Global Executive Investment Subcommittee.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Dr. Boivin served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada and Associate Deputy Finance Minister, serving as Canada's representative at the G7, G20 and Financial Stability Board. Dr. Boivin has also taught at Columbia Business School and HEC Montréal, and has published widely on macroeconomics, monetary policy and finance. Dr. Boivin earned a B.Sc. degree from the Université de Montréal, and a PhD from Princeton University in economics.