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Schroders continues to build Portfolio Solutions investment expertise

Schroders is today announcing that it is continuing to build out resources within its Portfolio Solutions (PS) group in response to growing client demand.

Schroders has hired Michael Leonard from LV= as a Solutions Manager, in a newly-created role, with a specific focus on Buy & Maintain credit portfolios that meet the matching adjustment requirements of insurers.

He will report into Schroders’ Head of Liability & Duration Solutions Management, Ross Pritchard.

At LV=, Michael was most recently Head of Investment, overseeing strategic asset allocation and balance sheet hedging, as well as derivative design and execution. He has over 23 years investment management experience on both the asset and liability side.

His investment management experience also spans roles at Societe Generale Securities Services, Credit Suisse and Aegon UK.

Andrew Connell, Head of Portfolio Solutions Group, Schroders:

“Schroders’ Portfolio Solutions team is continually seeking to add talent and expertise that enables us to better meet the increasingly complex investment challenges of our clients.

“Whether these are insurer-specific requirements or the post-retirement needs of people globally the objective of the team remains the same - to work in partnership with our clients to provide world-class investment insight and solutions.”

Furthermore, Vivien Konrad has transferred from Schroders’ Zurich office, where she was a Treasury and Foreign Exchange Trader, to join the PS team, also as a Solutions Manager in another newly-created role.

She will report into Patrick O’Sullivan, who leads on strategic asset allocation analysis for insurers.

Michael and Vivien will focus on working closely with insurers to help deliver tailored investment solutions that meet their solvency capital investment requirements.

Meanwhile, Gidon Aarons has joined the PS team as a Defined Contribution (DC) and Retirement Analyst. He joins from consultant Lane Clark & Peacock where he was most recently Associate DC Investment Consultant.

Gidon will report into Sangita Chawla, leader of Schroders Retirement Capability, and focus on retirement solutions, including post retirement.

Schroders Portfolio Solutions team works closely with clients and their advisors to develop tailored investment solutions. It manages £57 billion* in assets across a range of outcome orientated growth, income and liability aware portfolios, as well as risk management strategies.

*Please contact the Schroders Media Relations team for photos of Michael, Vivien and Gidon*  

For further information, please contact:

Estelle Bibby, Head of Media Relations +44 20 7658 3431/

Andy Pearce, PR Manager  +44 20 7658 2203/

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