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Schroders appoints Sheila Nicoll as Head of Public Policy

Schroders is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila Nicoll to the newly created role of Head of Public Policy. Sheila will report to Massimo Tosato, Executive Vice Chairman of Schroders plc.

Sheila was previously Senior Advisor at EY, focused on the asset management sector and was Director, Conduct Policy at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) between 2009 and 2013, having joined the FSA as Director, Retail Firms Division in 2007.

Massimo Tosato, Executive Vice Chairman, comments;

“Schroders has been a long-term supporter of meaningful regulation, acknowledging the role it plays in improving trust, protecting the customer and enhancing market stability. In creating this new role of Head of Public Policy, we want to enhance our engagement with regulatory change globally to promote the best outcome for our clients and the firm.

“I am delighted to welcome Sheila to Schroders. The depth of her expertise in public policy and regulation is unparalleled. The pragmatic approach she has adopted throughout her career will be invaluable in helping us contribute more actively to the significant changes the industry will face in the coming years.”

For further information, please contact:

Emma Holden, Head of Corporate Communications

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7658 2329

Beth Saint, Head of Channel PR

Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 6168\07500 764 560

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Sheila Nicoll – CV

Sheila joined EY in 2013 as a senior advisor, helping clients with public policy and regulatory issues with a specific focus on the UK and Europe. She was previously at the FSA where, as Director of Conduct Policy, she oversaw a number of complex policy initiatives including the retail distribution review (RDR). She joined the FSA from the Investment Management Association in October 2007, where she was Deputy Chief Executive.

Schroders plc

Schroders is a global asset management company with £268.0 billion (EUR324.1 billion, $446.8 billion) under management as at 31 March 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 34 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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