Managing Director, Head of Asian Equities and Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Asia Fund and BlackRock Asia Special Situations Fund

Andrew Swan

Andrew Swan, Managing Director, is the Head of Asian Equities for the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock’s Alpha Strategies Group. He is responsible for managing several regional equity portfolios, setting regional equity investment strategy and developing BlackRock’s Asian investment platform and capabilities.


Before joining BlackRock in August 2011, Andrew spent a 17-year investment career with JP Morgan. He initially joined as a research analyst in Sydney in 1994, before transferring to Singapore in 2002 to join JP Morgan's Pacific Regional team as head of Asia Pacific media research. In 2004, Andrew took up his role as a portfolio manager with JF Asset Management (wholly owned by JP Morgan) and was subsequently responsible for managing over USD 5bn in Asia Pacific equity portfolios. He relocated to Hong Kong in 2005.


Andrew earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in Accounting and Finance) from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1993.

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