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Schroders appoints new Global Head of Product and Defined Contribution

Schroders today announces the appointment of Divyesh Hindocha as Global Head of Product and Defined Contribution from 1 November 2013.

Divyesh joins from Mercer’s investments business, where he was Senior Partner and Global Director of Consulting, responsible for Mercer’s strategic research capabilities globally. He will report to Massimo Tosato, Executive Vice-Chairman.

Divyesh takes over the role from Gavin Ralston who has covered the product role on an interim basis since his promotion to Head of Official Institutions last year.

Massimo Tosato, Executive Vice-Chairman, comments:

“I am delighted to welcome Divyesh to Schroders. With 30 years experience, his thoughtleadership expertise and in-depth investment knowledge position him well for this important strategic role in the firm.”

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Divyesh Hindocha

Divyesh Hindocha is Senior Partner and Global Director of Consulting at Mercer’s investments business, where he created and developed Mercer’s approach to strategic research. He began working at Mercer Investments in 1993, and was Head of Europe (ex-UK), before his current role. Prior to this he worked in its insurance consulting business. Divyesh began his career as an actuary at Legal and General. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1989.

Schroders plc

Schroders is a global asset management company with £255.8 billion (€298.5 billion, $388.0 billion) under management as at 30 June 2013*. 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 and the Middle East. 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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* Pro forma for Cazenove Capital Management Ltd. (‘Cazenove Capital’) assets under management at 30 June 2013. Cazenove Capital was acquired on 2 July 2013.