Last November, the Swiss bank won regulatory approval to take a majority 51% stake in its UBS Securities joint venture in China, making it the first foreign bank to assume control under new rules announced by Beijing in 2017.
James has been recognised as a Next Generation lawyer for IP by the Legal500 Asia Pacific for 2018 and 2019, and was also listed this month in DOYLES’ list of Intellectual Property & TMT Rising Stars Australia, 2019.
AIF managing director, Greg Charlwood, said he was thrilled to have Mr Lockhart and Mr Coates on board to boost AIF’s presence in two of its major markets.
BlackRock manages money on behalf of Australian superannuation funds, insurers, asset managers, banks, government and adviser-led retail clients.
"The reorganisation and appointments will better position the regulator to catalyse changes in the capital market ecosystem and meet evolving stakeholder needs," the SC says in a statement on August 8.
Commenting, Rest group executive product and operations Brendan Daly said: "Ed has been a very valuable part of Rest team during the past four years, providing great leadership and expertise."