Schroders strengthens global footprint of Solutions business
Schroders is today announcing that it has strengthened its Solutions business globally with a key hire to its London headquarters and the expansion of its US footprint.
Patrick O’Sullivan has joined from JP Morgan Asset Management as a Strategist, based in London. He will report into Neil Walton, Head of Investment Solutions.
Patrick will work with clients globally, with a particular focus on Schroders’ cashflow driven-investment (CDI) strategies alongside Senior Strategist Jon Exley.
He was previously a Portfolio Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management for two years where he also focused on developing CDI solutions. Prior to this, Patrick was a lecturer at the University of Southampton and he has also worked at the Bank of Ireland in their Global Markets department.
Meanwhile, Edward Studd, Solutions Manager, has relocated from London to Schroders’ New York office. Reporting into Seth Finkelstein, Head of US Portfolio Solutions, Edward will focus on engineering risk-managed solutions for North American pension clients.
Edward has already played a key role in the design of Target Date Funds, which Schroders launched exclusively for the Canadian defined contribution market last month.
Neil Walton, Head of Investment Solutions, Schroders, commented:
“Patrick’s hire and Edward’s move to the US underlines Schroders’ commitment to growing the global footprint of its Solutions business.
“By combining Schroders’ ability to understand clients’ strategic challenges with the firm’s investment expertise, Schroders is able to deliver tailored solutions that meet the specific investment needs of its clients globally.”
Schroders’ Solutions business manages around £77 billion globally, with its expertise spanning liability-driven investment, CDI, risk-managed investments, income enhancement, derivative overlays and Fiduciary Management.
Earlier this month, Schroders announced that its Portfolio Solutions team had executed a £2.6 billion equity risk management strategy for the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority (SYPA), understood to be one of the largest of its type undertaken in the Local Government Pension Scheme space.
 As at 31 December 2017