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Schroders enhances investment business to meet evolving client demand

04/09/2019

Schroders is today announcing several senior management changes, further enhancing our client-focused investment business.

Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive, Schroders, said:

“Schroders has grown rapidly over the past three years and now is the time to evolve further our investment business to ensure we are well-positioned to continue this progress.

“Bringing together the central oversight of investment management and performance, as well as product development, will enhance our ability to meet clients’ demands by developing innovative investment strategies and leverage our market-leading ESG, data insights and quant capabilities.”

Charles Prideaux has been appointed Global Head of Investment, a newly-created role, bringing 30 years of  active management industry experience, including portfolio management and investment platform management, to the role. Charles will be responsible for the management, oversight and development of Schroders’ investment platform along with the ESG team and the Data Insights Unit. Since joining Schroders Charles has been instrumental in building the business’ Product and Solutions division, which has focused on delivering complex solutions for investors globally. 

In addition to her existing role as Global Head of Multi-Asset Investments, Johanna Kyrklund has been appointed Group Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Johanna’s deep multi-asset investment experience, client insights and involvement with many internal strategies as an investor, as well as her collaborative leadership approach, means she is a natural fit for the role of Group CIO. Johanna’s role will be to reinforce a culture of collaboration, as well as the sharing and generation of investment ideas across the investment business. Furthermore, Johanna will have oversight of our investment performance, philosophy and investment process.

Carolina Minio-Paluello is joining from Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) as Global Head of Product, Solutions & Quant, bringing a depth of expertise to the role. She will be responsible for product, solutions and quant investment capabilities, a remit which also encompasses product strategy, development, governance and marketing. In this new role Carolina will take oversight of our quantitative investment teams, including QEP and Systematic Investments. She was most recently LOIM’s Global Head of Solutions.

Charles Prideaux, Carolina Minio-Paluello and Johanna Kyrklund will work in partnership across Schroders’ investment desks with a focus on investment performance and that the business remains sufficiently agile when it comes to adapting to the complex investment needs of our clients.

John Troiano, Global Head of Distribution, will retire after 38 years with the firm. John has made an exemplary contribution to our business in many areas. His strategic thinking and strong leadership has contributed to the significant evolution of our distribution function. Following a smooth transition of responsibilities John will retire at the end of this year

Lieven Debruyne, who has been leading our business strategy in Asia Pacific over the past 14 years will become Global Head of Distribution. Drawing on his experience and the successful running of our business in Asia Pacific, Lieven will lead our global distribution strategy providing continuity for our clients. Lieven will continue in his position as CEO of Asia Pacific until a successor is appointed. At that time Lieven will relocate from Hong Kong to London.

 

For further information, please contact:

Estelle Bibby, Head of Media Relations +44 20 7658 3431/Estelle.Bibby@Schroders.com

Andy Pearce, PR Manager  +44 20 7658 2203/Andy.Pearce@Schroders.com

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