The US asset manager has appointed a former Barclays executive as part of a shuffle of regional responsibilities.
FTSE, BlackRock and guests discuss how institutional investors in Asia are using smart beta to reduce volatility and improve risk-adjusted returns.
The world's largest asset manager starts with three index equity funds targeting institutional and retail investors in the city, but plans to extend that to active and diversified products in future.
Bo Kratz moves from alternative investments manager Permal to replace Kevin Hardy, following the latter’s move to BlackRock.
Kevin Hardy is set to exit after nine years with Northern Trust to join BlackRock as head of its Asia-Pacific index equity team.
The former head of institutional business at BEA Union joined the US firm this month to help drive its regional build-out. Further hires are expected.