Martin Parkes is a Managing Director in BlackRock's Global Public Policy team based in London. Martin engages with policy makers and BlackRock’s clients on policy and regulation relating to investor protection and distribution, retirement and fund structures in Europe. Martin's service with the firm dates back to 2004. Prior to moving to this role, Martin was a director in BlackRock's legal team responsible for BlackRock's European-managed investment funds. Martin is a member of ESMA's Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee's Consultative Working Group. He is also a committee member of BlackRock’s LGBT OUT & Allies network.