BGI Names ETF National Account Sales Head

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has tapped John Longley as head of national accounts for the U.S. iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) business.

According to a news release, Longley will set the strategic direction and lead a team to expand iShares ETF distribution via key partnerships with national and regional banks and broker/dealers. He will start in his new role in the spring and report to Joe Linhares, head of iShares sales.

Longley was formerly CEO of Citi Private Bank where he oversaw 24 offices in the U.S. and Canada.

“John’s client-centered leadership and deep experience in the wealth management industry will be tremendous assets to iShares, our clients, and fund investors,” said Michael Latham, CEO of U.S. iShares at BGI, in the news release.