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Schroders appoints Global Head of Strategy

Today Schroders announces that Huw van Steenis has been appointed as Global Head of Strategy and member of the Group Management Committee.

Based in London, and reporting into Group Chief Executive, Peter Harrison, Huw will be responsible for business strategy and corporate development. This newly created role within Schroders will focus on medium and longer-term strategy development, reflecting the firm’s commitment to growth. He joins in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Huw comes to Schroders with more than 20 years' experience in the investment industry, including 14 years as Managing Director and Global Coordinator Banks and Diversified Financials Research at Morgan Stanley. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley he drove award winning research on the investment management and securities industry. Prior to this, he worked at JPMorgan and Boston Consulting Group.

Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive at Schroders, said:

“Huw joins Schroders at a pivotal time for the industry. As a creative thinker and influential collaborator, his deep knowledge and experience of the investment industry is a valuable asset in these times of rapid change.

“Our highly-diversified business model and strong financial position gives us a firm foundation on which to grow. We see many interesting long-term opportunities and will be taking advantage of our position to invest behind them.”

Huw van Steenis, newly appointed Global Head of Strategy at Schroders, said:

“It is a huge honour to join Schroders, a firm which stands for the very best in investment management: with world-class investment strategies, outstanding client service and a deep bench of talent which has delivered for clients over many years.

“I look forward to working with Schroders’ pre-eminent teams to meet the challenges and opportunities for investors. The company has a bold strategy and a culture of ambitious continuous improvement, both of which will be critical in meeting the competitive challenges ahead.”

For further information, please contact:

Beth Saint, Head of Communications                        Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 6168/


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Full Biography: Huw van Steenis

Huw joins Schroders from Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director and Global Coordinator Banks and Diversified Financials Research. During his 14 years with Morgan Stanley he drove award winning research on the investment management and securities industry. He has won numerous investment awards including being voted #1 in investor surveys 12 times and twice Starmine's stock picker of the year for financial services. He coined several terms which have become industry standards including the 'Asset Management Barbell'. Prior to Morgan Stanley he worked at JPMorgan and Boston Consulting Group.

He serves on the Board of the English National Opera. He sits on the World Economic Forum's Agenda Council on Financial Services as well as their Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services Group. He also sits on the European Central Bank's Advisory Group on Financial Stability. He was educated at Oxford and INSEAD and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Schroders plc

Schroders is a global asset management company with £343.8 billion (€413.7 billion/US$459.6 billion) assets under management as at 30 June 2016. Our clients are major financial institutions including pension funds, banks and insurance companies, local and public authorities, governments, charities, high net worth individuals and retail investors.   

With one of the largest networks of offices of any dedicated asset management company, we operate from 37 offices in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.

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