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New Singapore Country Head Named At BlackRock

Vanessa Doctor Asia Correspondent 12 August 2013

New Singapore Country Head Named At BlackRock

BlackRock, the global investment and financial advisory firm, has appointed a new country head for Singapore.
 
Kevin Hardy expands his current role as head of beta strategies for Asia-Pacific and will now also be responsible for overseeing all of BlackRock's Singapore and South East Asia business interests. Singapore is a critical hub for investment and wealth management in the region, said the firm in a statement, and the appointment is meant to optimise its growth potential. 
 
Hardy continues to be a member of the BlackRock Asia-Pacific Executive Committee. He takes on the role from Alasdair Riach, who will remain head of the institutional client business for Singapore and South East Asia. Hardy joined the company in 2012 and before that spent a combined 10 years in equity index fund management in London at State Street and Legal and General Investment Management. 
 
BlackRock has $3.957 trillion in assets under management as at 30 June 2013. 

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