Blair C. Pickerell

Fund Advisor at State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd.

Blair C. Pickerell

Blair C. Pickerell

Fund Advisor at State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd.

Career Highlights

Taiwan International Securities Corp.
Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at Link REIT

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Principal Financial Group, Inc.

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Councilor at Foundation for the Arts & Music in Asia Ltd.

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Former Executive Director & Vice Chairman at C.P. Lotus Corp.

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Non-Executive Director at Link REIT

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Former Representative Director, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.

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President at Black Entertainment Television LLC

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Former Group Executive Director at CLP Holdings Ltd.

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Co-Chair at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd.

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Advisor at Grotech Ventures

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Blair C. Pickerell
Fund Advisor at State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd.

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is generally ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
Fund Advisor
2015 - Current

SSgA-Asia uses various methods of analysis as necessary for the respective strategy including quantitative, fundamental, technical, cyclical, indexing and charting. The investment strategies deployed are active and indexed equity, private equity and multi-asset class solutions (asset allocation). The firm is a research-driven, index-oriented equity manager which specializes in developed and emerging Asian markets, and relies primarily on computerized analysis.

Head, Asia
Prior - 2015

Nikko AM is an active, growth-oriented manager offers both active and passive investment capabilities across equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes, with key strengths in multiple pan-Asian asset strategies. The firm’s general approach focuses on fundamental bottom-up analysis based on in-house research; although it will vary depending on specific requirements of the investment strategy pursued and is tailored accordingly. Through their overseas offices they invest globally, favoring Asian equity and US mid- and large-cap companies, as well as emerging markets. Their alternative investments follow strategies such as global fixed-income and currency arbitrage, Japanese market neutral, convertible bond and option-based arbitrage strategies, and multi-manager funds. Nikko AM provides a broad coverage of global fixed income markets and currencies, with consideration to the following factors: macro fundamentals, interest rates, market liquidity, and investor positioning/relative performance.

Chief Executive Officer & Director
2010 - 2015

Nikko AM HK offers both active and passive investment capabilities across equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes, with key strengths in multiple pan-Asian assets. The firm employs quantitative fundamental bottom-up analysis.

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Non-Executive Independent Director

Link Real Estate Investment Trust engages in the property development and related activities. The firm operates through the following segments: Retail Properties, Car Parks and Others. Its investment properties include destination and community shopping centers, offices, fresh markets and corporate avenue. The company was founded on June 9, 2005 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Prior - 2007

The Taiwan Fund, Inc. is a diversified closed-end investment company, which engages in the equity securities investments listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. The company was founded on December 23, 1986 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

2003 - 2007

HSBC-GAM Taiwan is a GARP-oriented manager which focuses on long-term capital appreciation. They emphasize fundamental research and invest primarily in equities listed on the Taiwan stock exchange, complemented with bonds and convertibles. They are self-described 'business cycle investor' following a combination of value- and growth-oriented investment approaches. They typically favor the technology sector, in particular industries such as telecommunications, electronics, semiconductors and personal computing.The firm combines top-down sector allocation and bottom-up security selection, seeking to invest in Taiwanese companies with growth potential, a competitive edge on export markets, strong technology, efficient R&D, quality management, a favorable regulatory environment and access to low-cost labor and raw materials. Key selection criteria include profit margins, return on investment and capital resources.Research is shared within HSBC. The group's Global Investment Strategy Group (GISG) defines monthly a macro investment strategy covering global economic projections, fixed-income expected returns, Forex projections, regional equity market performance expectations and global views on key sectors. Local specialist teams perform fundamental research including company visits.

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