Capital Group has recruited a former BlackRock lead as its new head of product and investment services for Asia and Europe.
Alexandra Haggard has taken the role and is set to oversee the strategy and expansion of Capital Group’s investment services in Asia and Europe. She will be responsible for leading a team of product specialists across the firm’s range of equity, fixed income and multi-asset funds.
Ms Haggard has joined Capital Group from BlackRock where she was global head of equity product and the EMEA head of strategic pricing.
Prior to BlackRock, she was chief executive of UK consultant Stamford Associates and managing director for product and marketing for EMEA at Russell Investments.
Guy Henriques, head of Asia and Europe client group said investing in the Asia and Europe is a strategic priority in Capital Group’s long-term growth plans.
“We’ve made significant strides in growing our business across both regions and plan to continue building on these efforts to serve clients in the years ahead,” Mr Henriques said.
“Bringing exceptional leaders like Alexandra onboard with deep industry knowledge of product development and product management will be key to delivering investment services that meet the needs of our clients.”
Ms Haggard added: “I am delighted to join a firm focused on long-term investing and with more than 85 years of investment experience.”
“I look forward to supporting the growth plans for Asia and Europe, including channel expansion for our financial intermediary and institutional client base.”
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