BlackRock hires Oisin Crawley as Asian equities head of research

14 January 2014   Category: News, Asia, Hong Kong   By Asia Asset Management

BlackRock has appointed Oisin Crawley as head of research in its Asian fundamental equity team, with immediate effect. He is based in Hong Kong and reports to Andrew Swan, head of Asian fundamental equity.

It is also anticipated that Mr. Crawley will assume portfolio management responsibilities later in the year, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals. Mr. Crawley has a strong background of alpha generation in Asia-Pacific investments from his previous role as a portfolio manager at TT International over the last eight years.

Mr. Swan said: “Oisin’s appointment further enhances our Asian fundamental equity team’s research capabilities. The new role builds on the developments in our investment process we have introduced to better deliver performance to our clients. We look forward to Oisin adding his investment insights and skills to our platform and Asian equity franchise.”

Marc Desmidt, head of alpha strategies and strategic product management for Asia Pacific, said: “The success of our alpha strategies platform hinges on identifying and recruiting the best current and future investors to BlackRock and enabling them through the cutting edge tools, resources and risk management that our platform provides. Our Asian equity franchise continues to go from strength to strength and will be further advanced by Oisin’s expertise. His appointment adds to our senior investment strength and depth in Asia.”

Prior to TT International Investment Management, Mr. Crawley worked as an equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley in London for six years. He has also worked in Tokyo as an industry researcher for the Tokyo Electric Power Company before his time at Morgan Stanley.