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Schroders names Rory Bateman as Head of Equities

Schroders is today announcing that Rory Bateman, who has led the firm’s UK and European Equities investment desks for five years, has been appointed Head of Equities from March 2019.

Rory, who joined Schroders 10 years ago, will oversee Schroders’ equities teams globally, comprising of £173.1 billion* in assets under management.

He will assume the responsibilities previously managed by Nicky Richards, who will become a Senior Adviser for the firm from March 2019. This move, which will entail a comprehensive handover, underpins Schroders’ commitment to developing and promoting its in-house talent with the ultimate aim of better serving its clients.

Since 2013 Rory has been Head of the UK and European Equities team and was formally the co-manager of SISF European Large Cap Fund at Schroders, which today manages over €45 billion on behalf of our clients across multiple strategies.

Rory Bateman, Head of UK and European Equities, Schroders, commented: 

“The key to Schroders’ success in Equities under the stewardship of Nicky has been our strong team culture across the respective desks, underpinned by our robust investment processes.

“These solid foundations will stand us in good stead as we move into a dynamic period for our industry.  Active asset management and the delivery of outstanding investment performance for our clients is going to be more important than ever before.  I look forward to evolving our Equity business to ensure we remain a global leader in the years ahead.”    

As a senior adviser Nicky, who has been running Schroders’ equities investment business globally since re-joining the firm in 2014, will draw upon her knowledge and experience to mentor and advise Schroders’ leaders and managers across the group.

Nicky Richards, Global Head of Equities, Schroders, commented:

“It has been a privilege leading Schroders’ Global Equities teams and working with such great talent over the past four years.

“I am excited to continue working with Schroders’ as a special adviser to mentor and advise Schroders’ leaders and managers.”

Having joined the firm as a graduate trainee, Nicky spent 16 years at Schroders before leaving in 2003, ahead of making a return 11 years later.

She has been named one of the most influential women in finance by publication Financial News six times in total – and for the past four years in succession.

Schroders is actively looking to draw on its pool of in-house investment talent by making an internal appointment to replace Rory. Schroders will make an announcement on Rory’s successor in 2019.


*As of 30 June, 2018