Schroders announces new CEO for Australia

Schroders is today announcing that Sam Hallinan will join as CEO, Australia in April. He will report to Chris Durack, Co-CEO APAC, who will continue to have oversight of the Australian business as part of his regional responsibilities and remain a director of Schroders Australia.

Sam joins from Nikko Asset Management where, since 2015, he was Managing Director of the Australian business. Sam brings over 25 years’ experience in financial services with significant leadership roles in the Australian asset management industry.

Sam’s appointment provides a dedicated, focussed oversight of the Australian business as it invests in strengthening existing capabilities in Australian equities, Multi-asset, Fixed income and global equities, while extending its capabilities including the local build-out of its private debt team and tailored client solutions.

Lieven Debruyne, Global Head of Distribution, said: “With the appointment of Sam, we continue to demonstrate our investment in the quality of our management team. At the same time, through Chris’ leadership we are continuing to drive our priorities in the region supporting the development of our investment capabilities for our clients.”

Chris Durack, Co-CEO Asia Pacific said: “We are thrilled to welcome Sam to our team and his appointment highlights our focus and commitment to the ongoing investment in the Australian business. Sam’s experience and proven leadership will add further depth to our management capability as we remain focused on delivering great investment outcomes for our Australian clients.”