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BlackRock adds APAC head of research to sustainable investing team

Posted by Anton Murray Consulting on . Posted in Investment Banking News


BlackRock has appointed Elaine Wu to the newly created role of APAC head of research for BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI APAC). Ms Wu has over 14 years of experience in equity research in the APAC region, and was most recently head of Asia ex-Japan ESG and utilities equity research at J.P. Morgan, where she is said to have been first to spearhead an ESG research for the firm. While initially focusing on climate transition and energy value chain throughout Asia, her research has expanded across markets and sectors.

She has earned first place ESG Analyst ranking in the Institutional Investor All-Asia Research Poll, and recognitions in Greenwich and the Thomson Reuters Asia Analyst Awards. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Ms Wu also previously held roles at Nomura and Lehman Brothers. As APAC head of research, BlackRock said that Elaine will drive the research agenda for BSI APAC and oversee the firm’s sustainability research across the region.

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