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Schroders Appoints Multi-asset Investments & Portfolio Solutions, Global Head of Research

Schroders announces the appointment of a new role within its $114.71 (£77.3) billion Multi-asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions Business.


Schroders is pleased to announce the appointment of a new role within its $114.71 (£77.3) billion 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 will report to Nico Marais, Head of Multiasset 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 and 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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Estelle Bibby, Senior PR Manager, Schroders

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