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Schroders appoints Kevin Kneafsey as Senior Advisor to Multi Asset Investment & Portfolio Solutions

Schroders is today announcing the appointment of Kevin Kneafsey as Senior Advisor to the Schroders Multi Asset Investment and Portfolio Solutions business (with AUM of c.$60 billion*). He will be based in the United States providing support to Nico Marais, Head of Multi Asset Investment and Portfolio Solutions. 


Kevin, previously a Managing Director at Blackrock and the Head of Research for Multi-Asset Client Solutions (BMACS), has extensive experience in investment strategy and research including optimal beta strategies, risk management, systematic trading and strategic asset allocation. He joined Barclays Global Investors in 1994 and held several senior research positions including Chief Strategist, Global Market Strategies Group and Head of Research, Client Solutions.

Nico Marais, Head of Multi Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions, commented:

“I am delighted that Kevin is becoming a Senior Advisor to Schroders Multi Asset and Portfolio Solutions group. He is well known as an early thought leader in the area of risk premia based investing and will be instrumental in helping us further expand our range of outcome based solutions.”

* as at 30 June 2012

For further information, please contact:

Estelle Bibby, Institutional PR Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 3431 / Charlotte Banks, Intermediary PR Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 2589 / Beth Saint, International PR Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 6168 /

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Schroders is a global asset management company with £194.6 billion (€240.4 billion, $305.1 billion) under management as at 30 June 2012. Our clients are major financial institutions including pension funds, banks and insurance companies, local and public authorities, governments, charities, high net worth individuals and retail investors.

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