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Matt Hudson to manage Schroder UK Opportunities Fund

Schroders today announces that Citywire Matt Hudson will take on full fund management responsibility for the Schroder UK Opportunities Fund and Luxembourg-domiciled Schroder ISF UK Opportunities with immediate effect


Schroders today announces that Citywire AA-rated1 Matt Hudson will take on full fund management responsibility for the Schroder UK Opportunities Fund and Luxembourg-domiciled Schroder ISF2 UK Opportunities with immediate effect. Julie Dean will leave Schroders. The investment objectives of the funds will not change. The Board of Schroder UK Growth Fund plc has agreed that the Business Cycle Investment team will continue to manage the Company’s portfolio in accordance with its current investment policy and objective for the immediate future.

Peter Harrison, Head of Investment, comments:

“Matt Hudson is an extremely talented investor with excellent investment performance and extensive experience running both equity and income portfolios. We have built significant strength and depth across our UK business with 26 Citywire rated3 managers in our fund range alone. We will also continue to maintain our strategy of being a highly diversified asset manager, with more than 57 per cent of our revenues coming from overseas markets.”

Robin Stoakley, Head of UK Intermediary, comments:

“Schroders has an enviable track record of delivering for clients, across a breadth of products in UK equities to meet most investment needs. The business cycle approach is a key investment strategy for us which is why we have appointed Matt Hudson, whose track record is excellent, to manage these funds.”

1 Source: Citywire Fund Manager Rating, as at 31st July 2014

2 Schroder ISF represents Schroder International Selection Fund

3 Source: UK Citywire peer group, as at 31st July 2014

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Beth Saint, Head of PR

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Notes to Editors Biography:

Matt Hudson (photo is attached)

Matt Hudson has 14 years’ investment experience and is a member of Schroders’ pan-European equity team, with responsibility for equity and income portfolios. Matt joined the Schroders group as part of the Cazenove acquisition. Prior to Cazenove he worked for AIB Govett Investment Management. Prior to this he was a chartered accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in History.

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