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Schroders expands Systematic Investments unit

Schroders is continuing to strengthen its Systematic Investments team with the appointment of a factor-based investment specialist.

Kari Sigurdsson has joined as a Quantitative Portfolio Manager, a newly-created role, and will further support the unit’s focus on generating outperformance to meet the long-term investment needs of its clients.

Kari has joined from AQR Capital Management where he had been a Vice President for five years, focused on factor research for global stock selection. He also concentrated on developing new factors based on traditional and alternative datasets.

He previously spent five years at BlackRock where he specialised in factor research for global stock selection models.

Ashley Lester, Head of Multi-Asset Research and SSI, commented:

Kari’s expertise in uncovering innovative factors and exploiting new datasets will help us in our drive to unlock additional sources of return for our investors.

“His experience and skill-set will add considerable strength to SSI’s growing team of researchers and portfolio managers focused on pursuing the best in factor investing to support our clients’ investment needs.”

Last year Schroders announced that Philipp Kauer had joined the SSI unit from Man AHL in the newly-created role of quantitative portfolio manager.

SSI is dedicated to bringing high-quality systematic, factor-based strategies to clients, including the $5.1billion Global Multi-Factor Equity strategy and the Sustainable Multi-Factor Equity (SMFE) fund, which was launched in late 2018.

Schroders announced yesterday that the SMFE fund had received a £320 million allocation from the Atlas Master Trust.

SSI manages $11 billion across a range of strategies, predominantly on behalf of institutional clients globally, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, charities and insurance companies.


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