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Schroders expands Public Policy team in Europe

Schroders is today announcing the appointment of Elisabeth Ottawa, who will join the firm as Deputy Head of Public Policy. Elisabeth will join Schroders in March 2018 and will report to the Head of Public Policy, Sheila Nicoll, OBE. Elisabeth will be based in Brussels and will focus on European and international public policy.

Elisabeth joins Schroders with significant European public policy experience. She has been the Head of EU Liaison Office at Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) since 2014, managing legislative lobbying activities including strategic positioning. Prior experience includes being a Financial Attaché in the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU from 2011 to 2014 and as a Senior Expert at the Austrian Ministry of Finance from 2002 to 2011. In addition, Elisabeth has worked in the Austrian Embassy’s trade department in Singapore.

Sheila Nicoll, Head of Public Policy, commented:

“Schroders, as a global business, is firmly committed to the EU market and Elisabeth’s focus will, in particular, be on EU developments but her appointment will also enable Schroders to engage at a broader international level. She will further build on and consolidate our developing profile within EU institutions as a thought leader in the asset management sector and a champion of the single market.

“I look forward to Elisabeth supporting me in my role enhancing our capabilities, as the importance of asset management is increasingly understood by policymakers, and as a board member of EFAMA.”

Sheila Nicoll is a board member of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). Schroders is active in the Forum of European Asset Managers and a range of trade associations around the EU.  Sheila is also a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) investor protection and intermediaries standing committee consultative working group.


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