Schroders Capital Securitized Product & Asset-Based Finance Team appoints COO


LONDON & NEW YORK - Schroders Capital is announcing the appointment of Gina Hartnett who has joined Schroders Capital’s Global Securitized Credit team in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).Gina will be located in our London office and will report to Michelle Russell-Dowe, Head of Global Securitized Product & Asset-Based Finance. She will be a part of the Investment Committee.

Schroders Global Securitized Product & Asset-Based Finance team has seen robust growth in AUM, from $5B in 2016 when the team joined Schroders to currently overseeing $16B* in AUM invested and committed capital, across liquid alternatives and alternative credit mandates globally.The team is based in New York and London and focusses on the full spectrum of global securitized asset such as mortgage-backed securities (commercial and residential), asset-backed securities, collateralized loan obligations and also originates and invests in secured private debt markets, such as real estate and asset-finance.

Gina was the Head of Distribution - Portfolio Management, Commercial Banking division at Lloyds Bank, where she was responsible for the execution and delivery of a programme of complex structured finance transactions.  With over a decade of securitization experience in major law firms, Gina applies this specialism across governance, best practice and policy-building around capital efficient structured solutions. 

Michelle Russell-Down, Head of Global Securitized Product & Asset-Based Finance, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Gina to our team, she brings a level of experience and a passion for the business that is well aligned with our best ideas culture. We operate in a flexible framework, and her addition will help us to further expand the broad tool kit that we use to navigate complex markets and to deliver beneficial risk managed returns to our clients. Gina’s specialism in securitization, with over a decade of experience in major law firms prior to establishing a structured finance platform in Commercial Banking assets at Lloyds Bank, will only assist in the delivery of world class strategies to our partners. Assessing the benefits and opportunitiesacross a wide range of sectors will be critical to all our investors whether they are invested in our mutual funds, our private credit or our hybrid strategies.At a time when perspective is everything, Gina’s expertise will only help serve our clients in this regard”.


Schroder’s Securitized Product & Asset-Based Finance Team is based in New York and London. The team focusses on alternative credit & specialty finance including: securitized products, secured loans, such as real estate loans and asset-based finance. The teamworks across the spectrum of asset-finance from securities to private credit, offering a range of returns and liquidity profiles for institutional clients and funds.

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