BlackRock's Mahapatra to co-manage BGF India fund

Joined from Amundi in June

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BlackRock head of Asian and global emerging markets equities Andrew Swan
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BlackRock head of Asian and global emerging markets equities Andrew Swan

BlackRock portfolio manager Sidharth Mahapatra has been appointed co-manager of the £508m BGF India fund, alongside current manager and head of Asian and global emerging markets equities Andrew Swan.

Mahapatra, who works within the global emerging markets team, joined BlackRock's Hong Kong office in June from Amundi, and is responsible for managing the firm's India funds and India equities research. India: Remember me? A rare entry point into the world's fastest growing economy Prior to 12 years as lead manager of the India equities strategies at Amundi in Hong Kong, he spent 12 years covering Indian equities in institutional sales and research roles while at HSBC and JP Morgan. Mahapatra and Swan (pictured) are supported by the wider global emerging markets team, with Anand Ag...

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