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Schroders announces senior leadership appointments to support North American expansion

Global asset manager Schroders today announced the evolution of its senior leadership team, as part of its continued focus on the growth of its North American business. Phil Middleton, Tiffani Potesta, and Joel Schiffman will assume new roles furthering the expansion of the firm in the region and strengthening its senior leadership team. All will report directly to Marc Brookman, Deputy CEO, North America who will assume the CEO position in 2020.

Phil Middleton has been named Head of Institutional Distribution, North America, having previously served most recently as Head of UK Intermediary  and held various roles over his 27 year tenure at Schroders. In this role, beginning March 2020, he will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with institutional clients across North America.  Phil will manage the team of institutional salespeople, including Direct Institutional, Consultant Relations, Canada, Endowments & Foundations and Relationship Management & Client Service executives as well as the Alternative Sales Unit (ASU) team. 

Joel Schiffman has been named Head of Intermediary Distribution, North America having previously joined the firm in February 2019 as Head of US Defined Contribution and Insurance Sales. In this role, he will manage and lead the teams within intermediary distribution, including Sub-Advisory Sales, Defined Contribution, Insurance and Wealth Management.

Tiffani Potesta has been named Chief Administrative Officer, a newly created role, that will include responsibility for business management and strategy for the overall North American business. Tiffani will work directly with Marc to drive growth in North America while continuing to oversee product and marketing for the Americas.

Marc Brookman, Deputy CEO, North America, Schroders, commented:

“As we grow and develop our offerings in North America, we are strengthening our senior leadership team and leveraging Schroders’ global capabilities to bring to our clients and prospects the best of what the firm has to offer across our solutions. Phil, Tiffani and Joel all bring incredible expertise and ambition to help us deploy innovative approaches to institutional and intermediary distribution and the North American business at large.”


For further information, please contact:

Katherine Segura of Prosek Partners at 646-818-9266,
Jennifer Manser O’Rourke of Schroders at 212-632-2947,   

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