ABOUT US

WE ARE EXPERTS IN ETFS

OUR CORE TEAM

Michael O'Riordan

Michael O'Riordan

Founding Partner

Michael has over 20 years Financial Services experience. He started his career in Investment Banking working at Deutsche Bank and RBS before moving to Credit Suisse where he begun his Asset Management career. He has worked at Credit Suisse, HSBC, BlackRock and JP Morgan within various product development and strategy roles covering Mutual Funds and ETFs.

Michael has built ETF businesses at Credit Suisse, HSBC and JPMorgan and brings significant experience and understanding to what it takes to launch a successful ETF business. He has an in-depth understanding of the product development process and an excellent understanding of the regulatory landscape across Ireland, Luxembourg and the UK.

Lorraine Hedderman

Lorraine Hedderman

Head of Search and AMCAP Program

Lorraine has over 20 years Financial Services experience gained at firms such as Bank of Ireland, Barclays Capital, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Citibank.

Lorraine’s career has covered various capital market functions from product development to operational execution, across all major asset classes – Equity, Fixed Income, Alternatives. Having worked at a number of prestigious firms, she brings a deep level of insight into the workings of these organizations and the best practices applied.

Rania Roelofs

Head of Coaching

Rania Roelofs is an experienced certified executive coach and behavioural change specialist. Rania holds the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching and an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change from Henley Business School, UK. Furthermore, she holds a BSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.

Rania has over ten year’s experience of coaching executives, entrepreneurs and teams from across different nations and cultures. Her coaching style is focused on achieving targeted improvements, where she combines the best of leadership coaching, NLP, management strategy, group dynamics, systems thinking, neuroscience, personality types, cognitive behaviour, and even biology and cultural anthropology. Trust, honesty and complete client confidentiality is paramount for her.

Nuria Corominas-Rovira

HEAD OF PR SERVICES AND BLACKWATER'S COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING

Nuria is a seasoned communications and marketing professional with over 20 years working experience within this industry. She has a long career working in PR agencies managing Financial Services, Fintech, Tech, SaaS, Recruitment and Retail clients.

Previously to that, Nuria worked as a journalist in prestigious media outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and contributed to other international media companies, as well as being the UK and Ireland news and current affairs correspondent for major Spanish main media outlets.

Nuria Corominas-Rovira

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Blackwater won Best ETF Research Provider Award at the ETF Express 2023 Awards
Blackwater won Best Educational Content Award at the ETF Stream 2020-2021 Awards

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