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BGI hires Fidelity exec for relationships

James Blair joins BGI to develop business with public institutions.
James Blair has joined Barclays Global Investors in Singapore in a new position as head of official institutions for Asia ex-Japan.

He joins from Fidelity Investments in Hong Kong, where he had served as director for fixed income. In that capacity he had acted as a bridge between clients and FidelityÆs fixed-income managers, helping to promote the firmÆs capabilities in bonds. Blair held that role for two years, before which he ran Asian fixed income at Aberdeen Asset Management in Singapore.

BGI has one of the funds industryÆs most impressive client lists among public institutions, but these had been covered by Robert Haber, now vice chairman for Asia-Pacific in San Francisco, along with executives flying...
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