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BlackRock expands investment portfolio, alternatives, hires Mark Wiseman

Friday, May 20, 2016

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

The $4.737tln investment management firm BlackRock is expanding its investment portfolio and alternatives with the hiring of Mark Wiseman as senior managing director and a member of the Global Executive Committee, the company said in a statement.

Wiseman will be officially joining the firm in early September and will report to BlackRock president Robert S. Kapito. He will be heading BlackRock’s Global Active Equity business and will become chairman of the BlackRock Global Investment Committee (GIC), the investment sub-committee of the GEC. He will also help support BlackRock Alternative Investors.

Laurence D. Fink, chairman and chief executive officer of BlackRock said, "We are thrilled to be bringing an executive of Mark’s stature into BlackRock. He is not only a best-in-class investor but also a great leader of investors. He has deep experience in both public and private capital markets globally – having worked with and driven strong investment results for some of the biggest and most sophisticated pools of investment capital in the world. We are excited about the contributions that Mark can make across our entire investment platform."

Wiseman currently serves as president & chief executive officer of CPP Investment Board,......................

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