Schroders appoints Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France

Schroders is pleased to announce the appointment of Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France. In this new role, he will be responsible for leading and further developing Schroders' activities in France. He will report to Karine Szenberg, Head of Europe at Schroders.

Yves, who has 19 years of experience in asset management, joined Schroders in June 2015 in the institutional sales team and was appointed Head of institutional sales in 2018. Prior to Schroders he was a relationship manager covering French and Dutch institutional clients at HSBC Global Asset Management before being appointed Head of the institutional team in 2012 with a particular focus on pension funds and insurers. Yves started his career at Sinopia Asset Management (HSBC-CCF Group) in 2001 as an international equity trader.

Karine Szenberg, Head of Europe, Schroders, said:

"Yves has successfully led our institutional business in France over the last two years, in line with our strategy of developing private assets and dedicated solutions. His experience and knowledge of the market give him all the assets he needs to succeed in this new role. His appointment will allow me to fully concentrate on my duties as Head of Europe, a strategic region that combines large mature markets and promising growth areas.

Supporting talent is one of the Group's values, and we are delighted to give our employees the opportunity to develop internally.”

Schroders' Paris office has grown steadily in recent years, and now has 68 employees in Distribution, now headed by Yves, and three areas of investment, infrastructure debt, commercial real estate and hotel real estate. As at 30 June 2019, the French office AUM was 9.3 billion euros.

For further information, please contact:

Nathaele Rebondy

+33 1 53 85 85 17

Claire Guermond

+33 1 79 74 80 13

Gaetan Pierret

+33 6 30 75 44 07

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