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Schroders Pan-European Small and Mid Cap Team changes

Schroders today announces the appointment of Jean Roche as a fund manager in the Pan-European Small and Mid Cap team.


Schroders today announces the appointment of Jean Roche as a fund manager in the Pan-European Small and Mid Cap team. She joins in January 2016 from Hargreave Hale where she was most recently a fund manager and analyst.

After more than 17 years at Schroders Rosemary Banyard, fund manager and Co-Head of Pan-European Small Companies, has decided to leave and pursue new opportunities. Subsequently Andy Brough will become sole head of the Pan-European Small and Mid Cap Team. Rosemary will continue in her role as fund manager and co-head of the team until 31 March 2016. During this time, a comprehensive handover of responsibilities will take place.

Andy Brough will become the sole manager of the Schroder UK Smaller Companies Fund supported by the team. The board of the Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund Plc has agreed that Andy Brough will become the lead manager. Iain Staples, existing co-manager of the Schroder Institutional UK Smaller Companies Fund, will take on additional co-manager responsibilities for some of the segregated mandates.

Nicky Richards, Global Head of Equities at Schroders, said:

“Attracting and developing a deep pool of talent is one of our strategic priorities at Schroders and I am pleased that Jean is joining our established Pan-European Small and Mid Cap Team. She brings a combination of experience and skill to our team which I believe will be well received by clients.”

Andy Brough, Co-Head of Pan- European Small Companies at Schroders, said:

“Over the last 17 years, Rosemary and I have built a successful franchise which emphasises a team based approach. I am delighted Jean is joining and that Iain is taking on additional responsibilities. I wish Rosemary well for the future. I am confident we will continue to deliver the strong investment performance our clients expect.”

The Pan-European Small and Mid Cap team is supported by 13 pan-European research analysts who are part of Schroders’ wider equities division.


For further information, please contact:

Beth Saint

Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 6168 /

Charlotte Banks

Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 2589 /

Estelle Bibby

Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 3431 /


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Biography for Jean Roche

After graduating with a first class honours MSc in financial and industrial mathematics from Dublin City University, Ireland, in 1999, Jean joined Morgan Stanley’s equity research department. Jean held senior research and analyst positions, notably at HM Treasury, Arbuthnot Securities and Panmure Gordon, before joining Hargreave Hale as a fund manager in 2013. A CFA charterholder since 2003, Jean has over fifteen years’ industry experience.


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