BlackRock has appointed James Raby as head of Asia Pacific wealth.
Raby has more than 15 years’ experience at the firm, including most recently as Asia Pacific chief financial officer where he oversees corporate strategy and corporate development initiatives across the region. He is based in Hong Kong.
Raby’s tenure with the firm dates back to 2005 when he was a director of strategy for Barclays and later a principal at BGI, which was acquired by BlackRock in 2008. He worked closely with BlackRock’s Asia Pacific business throughout his time at the firm, particularly in his capacity as a member of the global strategy team and as global head of financial planning and analysis.
“Clients are turning to BlackRock more than ever, as we expect to offer an unrivalled platform of investment and risk solutions. We believe our ability to deliver the highest quality investment strategies and client service is unparalleled in Apac’s asset management industry. Our partnerships with wealth management, retail banking and private banking clients in the region have grown significantly over the last two years, powered by our sharp focus on whole portfolios to help their end clients achieve greater resilience,” said Rachel Lord, BlackRock’s chair and head of Asia Pacific.
“Apac wealth clients are keenly focused on partners who understand their business and the challenges they face. This is critical to ensure we are bringing our clients with the most relevant solutions. I look forward to developing closer client partnerships with an aim to meet their long-term investment goals,” said Raby.