LONDON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, has appointed Kevin Feldman as Managing Director – Investment Worldwide. He will be responsible for growing the organisation's portfolio of commercial partnerships, and enhancing its market leadership in gold ETFs and other physical gold products across the world. Based in New York, his responsibilities will also include overseeing US operations.
Kevin has over 20 years' experience in senior leadership roles for leading global asset management firms both in the US and internationally. He joins the World Gold Council from BlackRock, where he was Head of iShares Marketing. Previously, Kevin held positions at Barclays Global Investors, Vanguard and Charles Schwab & Co.
Kevin brings significant experience in the global ETF and US mutual funds markets, as well as marketing, product strategy and general management experience to the World Gold Council.
Kevin graduated with a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Commenting on his appointment Kevin said: "I am delighted to be joining the World Gold Council and leading our investment activities around the world at such an important time for gold. I look forward to developing new initiatives to expand access to gold investment through innovative products and partnerships while extending the organisation's leadership in helping investors to understand the benefits of gold to their portfolio strategies."
Commenting on the appointment, World Gold Council CEO, Aram Shishmanian said: "Kevin joins us with a clear directive to enhance gold's stature and role within the global financial markets. His experience in developing commercial partnerships and marketing financial products, coupled with his knowledge of the dynamic role that gold plays as a unique asset, will be a major asset to the organisation."
Kevin joined the World Gold Council on 20 May, 2013.
Following a review of the World Gold Council's investment sector strategy, Jason Toussaint, Managing Director – Investment now reports to Kevin Feldman.
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World Gold Council
The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Working within the investment, jewellery and technology sectors, as well as engaging in government affairs, our purpose is to provide industry leadership, whilst stimulating and sustaining demand for gold.
We develop gold-backed solutions, services and markets, based on true market insight. As a result, we create structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors.
We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to better understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.
Based in the UK, with operations in India, the Far East, Europe and the US, the World Gold Council is an association whose members include the world's leading and most forward thinking gold mining companies.
SOURCE World Gold Council