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Blair Pickerell has been much involved in the development of the investment management industry in Asia over the past 30+ years. He has served as Chairman of Jardine Fleming Funds / JP Morgan Funds; Chief Executive, Asia Pacific of HSBC Asset Management; Chief Executive Officer, Asia for Morgan Stanley Investment Management; and Chairman, Asia for Nikko Asset Management. As such, he has been responsible for overseeing investment businesses from Japan to India and China to New Zealand. He was heavily involved in the launch of the first offshore mutual funds in Taiwan, the launch of the first open-ended mutual fund in China, the listing of the first bond fund and first China A-share fund on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, and numerous other innovations in the funds industry. He is presently semi-retired and serving on a number of boards, including Principal Financial Group, Link REIT, and Dah Sing Financial Holdings. He is also on the International Advisory Board of SEBI, the Indian securities regulator; on the Supervisory Committee of The Tracker Fund of Hong Kong; and Strategic Advisor to CreditEase Wealth Management, one of the PRC's leading distributors of investment products.