Kamal Naqvi is a Managing Director of Blackstone based in Sydney. Mr. Naqvi leads Institutional Client Solutions for Australia and New Zealand and serves as an advisor to the Hedge Fund Solutions Group (BAAM), having previously been a portfolio manager primarily responsible for commodity investments.
Before joining Blackstone in London in 2015, Mr. Naqvi was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse where he was Global Head of Metals Trading and EMEA Head of Commodity Sales. He joined Credit Suisse in July 2007 after four years at Barclays Capital, where he was responsible for coverage of hedge funds and institutional clients across commodity products, after previously being a Director in the commodity research team. Prior to that, he spent six years as a commodities analyst with Macquarie Bank in London, after having worked for CRU International in London. He began his career as a project manager/economist for the Mining & Mineral Processing Division of the Tasmanian State Government Department of Development and Resources.
Mr. Naqvi holds degrees in Law and in Economics (with honours) from the University of Tasmania.