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'Asia still best proxy to global growth'

Mr Andrew Swan, head of Asian and global emerging markets equities at BlackRock, believes Asia can still see a positive environment if dollar and yields rise gradually, while aggressive steepening and dollar strength would hurt equities.
Mr Andrew Swan, head of Asian and global emerging markets equities at BlackRock, believes Asia can still see a positive environment if dollar and yields rise gradually, while aggressive steepening and dollar strength would hurt equities.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Andrew Swan, head of Asian and global emerging markets equities at BlackRock, discusses his outlook on Asia and investing opportunities in our series featuring fund managers and leading market experts

He manages several regional equity portfolios, setting investment strategy and developing BlackRock's Asian and emerging markets investment platform and capabilities.

Before joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr Andrew Swan spent 17 years with JP Morgan. In 2004, he took up his role as a portfolio manager with JF Asset Management, which is wholly owned by JP Morgan, and was subsequently responsible for managing over US$5 billion in Asia-Pacific equity portfolios.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline ''Asia still best proxy to global growth''. Print Edition | Subscribe