Schroders' QEP Investment Team

State-of-the-art equity investing
With over 15 years of experience managing global equities, Schroders’ QEP Investment Team are perfectly positioned to capture the most attractive opportunities from an investment universe of over 15,000 stocks. We employ intelligent portfolio construction based on innovative and forward-looking research to deliver a broad range of actively-managed solutions for investors.

Reasons to invest

Fundamentally driven

Complementary Value and Quality drivers offer investors the potential for outperformance across a broad range of environments.

Exploiting breadth of opportunity

We aim to access the most attractive opportunities by looking beyond the index at a broad investment universe of over 15,000 stocks.

A dynamic investment approach

Disciplined and frequent adjustments mean that portfolios remain invested in the right opportunities at the right time.

The QEP range

We offer investors a comprehensive and innovative range of actively-managed solutions that cater for different return targets and risk appetites.

Our philosophy

A focus on Value and Quality

Two key drivers of long-term equity returns, which outperform at different stages of the market cycle.

Intelligent portfolio construction

We build highly diversified portfolios – typically invested in over 500 stocks – and are able to rebalance portfolios as opportunities evolve.

The power of human insight

Our highly experienced fund managers guide portfolio construction and constantly seek ways to enhance the process and capture future opportunities.

Meet the managers

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The QEP Investment Team was established in 1996 and has managed money since 2000. The team is led by Justin Abercrombie and is supported by a highly experienced team of senior investors. It consists of 28 members based in London, Sydney, New York and Hong Kong.

Justin Abercrombie, David Philpotts, Stephen Langford.

Justin Abercrombie David Philpotts Stephen Langford
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Established
in
1996
AUM
A$41.0bn

Justin Abercrombie, David Philpotts, Stephen Langford.

Source: Schroders, team as at 31 October, assets as at 30 September 2016.

Justin Abercrombie

Justin Abercrombie

Head of QEP Investment Team

Joined
Schroders
1996
Investment
career
commenced
1993

Overview

Lead fund manager on all of the team’s global equity strategies. Founding member of the QEP team.

Qualifications

BSc in Business Economics from the University of Reading and an MSc (distinction) in Econometrics from London Metropolitan University.

David Philpotts

David Philpotts

Head of Research

Joined
Schroders
1996
Investment
career
commenced
1990

Overview

Based in Sydney, David started his career at the Bank of England as an Econometrician.

Qualifications

Holds a BSc (first class) and MSc (distinction) in Economics, University of Warwick.

Stephen Langford

Stephen Langford

Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager

Joined
Schroders
2003
Investment
career
commenced
1999

Overview

Stephen's investment career began at Quaestor Investment Management.

Qualifications

Holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Molecular Physics from the University of Nottingham, and a DPhil in Chemical Physics from the University of Oxford. Stephan is a CFA charterholder.

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