News: Man GLG hires Asia Equities Head from rival BlackRock


Man GLG hires Asia Equities Head from rival BlackRock

The discretionary investment arm of asset manager Man Group has hired Andrew Swan from rival BlackRock to lead its Asia ex-Japan equities business.
Man GLG hires Asia Equities Head from rival BlackRock

Man GLG, the discretionary investment management engine of Man Group, announces that Andrew Swan will join the firm as Head of Asia (ex-Japan) Equities. With more than 25 years’ experience investing in Asian and emerging markets equities, Andrew will initially be responsible for managing a concentrated Long Only Asia (ex-Japan) equity strategy.

He will join the firm in mid-Q3 and will be based in Sydney, Australia. Andrew will report directly to Man GLG CEO Teun Johnston.

Andrew joins Man GLG from BlackRock, where he most recently served as Head of Asia & Global Emerging Market Fundamental Equities, managing significant client assets across multiple Asian and emerging markets equity strategies and helping to develop the firm’s investment platform in Asia. 

Andrew joined BlackRock in Hong Kong in 2011, before which he spent 17 years at JPMorgan in various Asia Pacific equity portfolio management and research roles. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

“Andrew is very experienced and has demonstrated real skill in managing portfolios for his clients over a number of years. We feel that he will be a good fit both within Man GLG and the broader Man Group business,” Teun Johnston, CEO of Man GLG, said.

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Topics: Appointments, C-Suite

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