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Schroders appoints Multi-Asset Investments & Portfolio Solutions, Global Head of Research

06/30/2015

New York - Schroders is pleased to announce the appointment of a new role within its $114.7 billion 1 Multi-Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions Business. Ashley Lester has been appointed as the Global Head of Research. He will join Schroders in July and report to Nico Marais, Head of Multi-Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions.

Ashley joins from MSCI where he was Head of Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Class Research. Before joining MSCI, Ashley was Head of Market Risk Research at Morgan Stanley. Ashley was previously an Assistant Professor of Economics at Brown University and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School.

Ashley will join Schroders’ well-established business and team of Multi-Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions specialists in New York.

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

"We are pleased to have Ashley lead our global research team as we deepen our experience and thought leadership around portfolio construction, asset allocation, risk premia based investing and as we continue to build out our advanced beta capabilities."

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About Schroder Investment Management North America Inc.

Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Schroders plc (SDR.L), a global asset management company with approximately $474.3 billion under management as of March 31, 2015. Schroder’s clients include major financial institutions including banks and insurance companies, as well as local and public authorities, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, intermediaries and advisors, as well as high net worth individuals and retail investors. The firm has built one of the largest networks of offices of any dedicated asset management company with more than 400 portfolio managers and analysts covering the world's investment markets, offering a comprehensive range of products and services.

Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It provides asset management products and services to clients in the U.S. and Canada including Schroder Capital Funds (Delaware), Schroder Series Trust and Schroder Global Series Trust, investment companies registered with the SEC (the "Schroders Funds").

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