People Moves: BlackRock names Elaine Wu APAC Head of Research for BlackRock Sustainable Investing
Press Release - BlackRock has announced that Elaine Wu joins as Managing Director, APAC Head of Research for BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI APAC). In this newly created role, Elaine will drive the research agenda for BSI APAC and oversee the firm's sustainability research across the region. Elaine's expertise and proven leadership underscore the importance BlackRock places on using rigorous quantitative and qualitative research to help clients interested in better understanding the complex connections between environmental, social and governance factors and financial performance.
With more than 14 years of experience in equity research in APAC, Elaine was most recently Head of Asia ex-Japan ESG and Utilities Equity Research at J.P. Morgan, where she was first to spearhead ESG research for the
firm. With an early focus on climate transition and energy value chain throughout Asia, including coal-fired,
renewable, nuclear power and gas/ water utilities, her research has expanded across markets and sectors,
earning 1st place ESG Analyst ranking in the Institutional Investor All-Asia Research Poll (2021 & 2022), and
recognitions in Greenwich, and Thomson Reuters Asia Analyst Awards. Prior to that, she worked at both Nomura
and Lehman Brothers.