People and culture

Empowering our people and wider society
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People-powered

We find talented, principled people and nurture them through an inclusive culture.

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Driven by values

We strive for excellence, innovation, and integrity. We set the same high ethical standards for ourselves, the companies in which we invest, and our suppliers.

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Improving futures

We work to improve the futures of the people and communities around us, with an emphasis on promoting equity.

Our award-winning culture allows our people to thrive

We’re very proud of it, so much so that 97% of us are proud to work here*. By promoting flexible working, championing diversity, and making health and well-being a priority, we’ve created the conditions for our people to thrive. This culture is the cornerstone of our business and central to our ability to deliver for our clients.

*Source: September 2022 global employee pulse survey, North America results

Our people are our future – so we invest in them

That means more than training and development opportunities – although, of course, there are plenty of those. We also work to break down barriers to entry and promotion. And we’re always reviewing our policies to improve work-life balance and well-being.

And that extends to everyone we work with

We’re committed to respecting human rights, and we take action to prevent any form of modern slavery from taking place in our business, supply chain, and investments.

As well as the firms we invest in

We integrate social issues into our analysis and look at how companies impact the societies in which they operate. Our cutting-edge tool, SustainEx, helps us quantify and integrate this into our investment decisions. We’ve also stepped up our discussions with companies about how they treat their employees and their supply networks, with 407 social engagements in 2021.

Well-being at work is more than a gym membership

We were among the first in our industry to put mental health on the agenda. Our global employee assistance program offers free, objective support including short-term counseling. And in the past year alone, we’ve held events on everything from cancer and heart health awareness to menopause awareness, understanding stress and anxiety, and coping with bereavement. And our offices in the UK, New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong all have mental health first aiders for extra support – with more locations to follow.

We get hands-on in our communities to accelerate positive change

We empower our people to offer their time and talent to their local communities through volunteering. And we encourage fundraising and donations through generous matched giving schemes. 

Our values are central to everything we do

We strive for excellence. Being good at what we do is good for our clients and our business. We focus on making Schroders a place where people want to develop their careers – and that’s why over the past 5 years, we’ve kept 94% of our high-performing people.

We promote innovation and teamwork. We develop industry-leading tools and technologies and challenge conventional thinking. And we respect each other as experts and know that we can go even further when we combine strengths.

We have passion and integrity. We take the impact of our work seriously by supporting each other to do our best work, volunteering and fundraising in our local communities, and being transparent about our goals and progress.

“The most important thing for protecting our long-term growth is our culture. You disrupt that culture at your peril” – Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive 

Peter Harrison

Group Chief Executive

We’re proud of our award-winning culture.

Here are a few highlights.We were named Large Employer of the Year at the FTAdviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2021 and for the fifth year in a row we were named to Pensions & Invesments Best Places to Work in Money Management for North America. And our Group Chief Executive, Peter Harrison, was voted a Top 50 CEO with a 96% approval rating on Glassdoor. We were also recognized for being among the Top 75 Employers in the Social Mobility Employer Index.

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Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. (“SIMNA”) is an SEC registered investment adviser, CRD Number 105820, providing asset management products and services to clients in the US and registered as a Portfolio Manager with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada.  Schroder Fund Advisors LLC (“SFA”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIMNA Inc. and is registered as a limited purpose broker-dealer with FINRA and as an Exempt Market Dealer with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada.  SFA markets certain investment vehicles for which other Schroders entities are investment advisers.”

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