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Tony Smedley joins Schroders to head up Pan European Property

Schroder Property Investment Management Limited (‘Schroders’) announces the appointment of Tony Smedley to the newly created role of Head of Pan European Fund Management, based in London.

Tony brings over 20 years of European property investment management experience having lived in the region and worked extensively across a number of markets in Continental Europe. Prior to joining Schroders he was Head of European Funds at Invista REIM where he was responsible for the development and management of the €1.5 billion Pan European investment business. He will report to Duncan Owen, Head of Property Funds, with whom he has previously worked at Jones Lang LaSalle and Invista REIM for about 15 years.

Working closely with Duncan Owen, Tony will manage the Matrix European Real Estate Trust, a recent important mandate win by Schroders, which has a significant European foothold. He will also form an integral part of the business development team, notably across the French and German markets, where significant steps have already been made towards new fund launches.

Tony will work alongside Duncan supporting new European funds as well as existing funds with a Pan European exposure. In his position as Head of Pan European Fund Management Tony will have direct reports including Tim Minns, Buddy Roes, the manager of Schroder Euro Logistics Fund and Michael Ruhl an MD based in Germany.

Duncan Owen, Head of Property Funds, commented:

“An important part of our business strategy is to continue to develop as market leader in the management of pan European funds. This is a very positive step forward as Tony will be able to work closely with me in developing our business across Continental Europe with an emphasis on Pan European Funds. He has a long standing track record within these markets and will be an integral part of the business moving forward.”

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Notes to editors:

Schroder Property

Schroders has managed property funds since 1971 and has £10.2 billion (EUR 12.2 billion / US$ 16.3 billion) of gross property assets under management (at 31 March 2012) and has around 100 property staff located in 9 offices across the UK and Europe. 

All of the property funds referred to are unauthorised collective investment schemes as defined in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Promotion of these funds is restricted and access to full information about these funds is only available to those exempt from the restriction. For further information about Schroders’ property business visit


Schroders is a global asset management company with £199.6 billion (€238.9 billion, $310.1 billion) under management as at 31 March, 2012. Our clients are major financial institutions including pension funds, banks and insurance companies, local and public authorities, governments, charities, high net worth individuals and retail investors.

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