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HSBC GAM hires BlackRock alternatives specialist

John_WareHSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) has taken on BlackRock employee John Ware as senior product specialist for hedge funds in its alternatives team.

Ware will be responsible for establishing the asset manager’s hedge fund product offering and expanding the platform to a wider institutional investor base globally.

Based in London, he will report to Steven Ward, the firm’s global head of alternative products.

Ware joins from BlackRock where he was senior product specialist for the US asset manager’s hedge fund solutions platform.

Prior to that, he worked in the ultra-high net worth client team at Barclays Wealth as a specialist delivering cross-platform solutions, including alternative investment opportunities.

The HSBC GAM Alternatives team manages, advises on or oversees $39.2 billion (€35.4 billion) of assets as of 30 June 2019 across hedge funds, infrastructure equity, private debt, direct real estate and infrastructure debt.

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