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BlackRock appoints Pacini to head Asia ex-Japan drive


Joseph Pacini
US-based asset management behemoth BlackRock appointed Joseph Pacini as head of its alternative investor strategy group for Asia-Pacific ex-Japan, effective 1 March.

The firm, which manages approximately $105 billion in alternative assets including hedge funds, private equity and real estate, is building aggressively in the region. Pacini joins BlackRock from JP Morgan Private Bank (Asia), where he was head of alternative investments.

Before moving to Asia in 2007, Pacini was a member of JP Morgan’s alternative investments due diligence team based in New York and prior to joining JP Morgan in 2003, had