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BlackRock appoints new leader for APAC iShares team

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The firm has nabbed Goldman Sachs’ former head of APAC equities electronic services.

Nicholas Peach has been named as the new APAC head of markets and investments for iShares and index investments at BlackRock.

Mr Peach joins from Goldman Sachs, where he most recently served as the firm’s head of APAC equities electronic services, leading client coverage, product development, engineering, execution consultation, and execution risks teams across seven markets in Asia-Pacific. 

He was also formerly head of the algo development micro franchise strategy group at Goldman Sachs with responsibility for the design and implementation of multiple projects in the region.

“I am delighted to welcome Nicholas to lead the APAC iShares Markets and Index Investments team in its next stage of growth,” said Samara Cohen, global chief investment officer for iShares and index investments, BlackRock.

“Nicholas’ deep understanding of client needs and market structure in Asia-Pacific will be a powerful addition to accelerating the team’s core mission of continuing to deliver superior market quality ETFs to investors of all types in the region and beyond.”

BlackRock noted that Mr Peach will be responsible for leading the APAC iShares markets and index investments team towards its goal of delivering superior market quality ETFs for clients across the region, the investment management of portfolios, and supporting the positive evolution of the indexing industry and ETF markets.

“Nicholas’ experience as a highly collaborative leader of teams across Asia-Pacific will serve us well in our work of driving initiatives that support the evolution of our platform and the regional ETF ecosystem,” commented Peter Loehnert, APAC head of iShares and index investments, BlackRock.

“In turn, our clients will benefit from increased convenience, affordability, transparency, and resilience of our iShares and index investments.”

The appointment of Mr Peach, who is based in Hong Kong, will be effective from May.