BlackRock names former NYSE Euronext executive as treasurer

NEW YORK Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:17pm EST

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, has named former NYSE Euronext executive Philippe Matsumoto as treasurer and head of corporate insurance, the New York-based company said on Thursday.

Matsumoto, who was previously senior vice president and global treasurer at NYSE Euronext, will be responsible for overseeing global treasury, liquidity, funding and capital management activities in his new role at BlackRock. He will report to BlackRock's Chief Financial Officer Gary Shedlin.

Matsumoto, who started in his new job on Monday, replaces Amy Engel, who had been with the company for six years before stepping down earlier this month.

"Amy played an integral role as treasurer and we thank her for her service," BlackRock spokeswoman Lauren Post said.

Matsumoto had been with Euronext since 2001, later joining NYSE Euronext in 2007 after Euronext merged with the New York Stock Exchange. He began his career at Société Générale.

New York-based BlackRock, owner of the largest exchange-traded fund provider iShares, manages more than $4 trillion in assets. BlackRock shares were up 2.6 percent at $305.38 on the New York Stock Exchange.

(Reporting by Ashley Lau in New York; editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid and Meredith Mazzilli)

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