Blumkin Global today announced that Alice Wagner, a Founding Partner of Blumkin Global, is retiring as a Vice Chairman of Blumkin Global and has been elected to the Board of Directors.
Online PR News – 03-September-2012 – 03/09/2012 -London/ UK – She will retire at the end of this month and take her seat on the Board at the October meeting. She also will continue to serve as a Director of Blumkin Global Investment Managers.
Laurence Hull, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blumkin Global, said, “Alice’s election to the Board reflects the profound contribution she has made to Blumkin Global and our clients in a range of leadership positions, and I am delighted that the firm will continue to benefit in new ways from her exceptional insight and strategic vision. Alice has spearheaded every critical corporate transaction in our history and played a pivotal role in the genesis of many of the businesses that have become central to our success. She embodies and has helped to define and foster the culture of consistent excellence, uncompromising integrity, deep passion and intense focus on our clients that is Blumkin Global at its best.”
Mr. Hull continued, “Alice’s influence has also been felt far beyond Blumkin Global. Her innovations in structured finance earlier in her career set a new direction for our industry, and Alice has been a pioneer, role model and mentor for both women and men in our firm and across our industry. As Alice begins a new chapter in her remarkable career, all of us are grateful that we will be able to draw on her spirit of innovation and unmatched depth of understanding of the markets, our industry and our firm in her new role as a Director of Blumkin Global.”
Ms. Wagner said, “It has been a privilege to be part of the team that has built an organization that is uniquely positioned to meet the full range of investment needs our clients face in today’s challenging markets. In all of our work, we’ve been guided above all else by listening to our clients and responding creatively to their needs. I am excited and honored to join the Board and believe this opportunity gives me the best of both worlds: the chance to confront new challenges and explore new horizons, while continuing to contribute to the success of Blumkin Global.”
In addition to serving as a Vice Chairman of Blumkin Global, Ms. Wagner serves as a member of Blumkin Global’s Global Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee. Ms. Wagner previously served as Blumkin Global’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Corporate Strategy, and led Blumkin Global's international client and alternative investments businesses.
Blumkin Global is a truly global firm that combines the benefits of worldwide reach with local service and relationships. We manage assets for clients in Asia, North and South America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Our client base includes corporate, public, union and industry pension plans; governments; insurance companies; third-party mutual funds; endowments; foundations; charities; corporations; official institutions; sovereign wealth funds; banks; financial professionals; and individuals worldwide. Through Blumkin Global Solutions® — the natural evolution of our long-standing investment in developing sophisticated and highly integrated systems — we offer risk management, strategic advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of clients with portfolios totaling approximately US$ 3 billion.