Schroders’ commodities team has launched its first gold equities fund. The fund, called Schroder ISF Global Gold, will actively invest in global gold and other precious metals equities in a Ucits framework, allowing both institutional and intermediary investors exposure to gold at an interesting time for the precious metal. It has the flexibility to invest across other precious metal stocks, such […]
UK asset manager Schroders has announced the promotion of Peter Harrison (pictured) as new CEO, replacing Michael Dobson, who will step down from his role in order to become no-executive chairman of the group as of next month. Harrison joined Schroders in 2013 as head of Equities, becoming a Board member and head of Investment […]
Schroders has announced the appointment of Melanie Kösser (pictured) to join the German distribution team as of 15 February. Based in Frankfurt, Kösser will be responsible for distribution to intermediary clients such as bank partners, mutual funds and financial advisors. She reports to Joachim Nareike, head of Mutual Fund Distribution at Schroders. She joins from […]
Schroders has announced the appointment of Vincent Chan as head of Multi-Asset Strategy Asia, a newly created role. Chan will be responsible for designing and delivering multi-asset solutions for Schroders’ clients in Singapore and South-East Asia, as well as representing Schroders’ existing multi-asset strategies with clients across the region. He joins from NTUC Income, a […]
Keith Wade, chief economist & strategist at Schroders traveled to Frankfurt and Berlin in mid-September to meet senior officials at the ECB, Bundesbank, Finance, Economics and Labour Ministries of the German government plus a think tank. Here, he reports back on the main themes of his discussions. An optimistic assessment of the German economy and a sense of relief that […]
Schroders Investment Management has announced the appointment of Ulrich Heuberger as head of Wholesale Distribution for Germany and Austria. Heuberger will now be responsible for distribution to fund of fund managers, wealth managers and family offices. As a native Austrian, he will cover both the German and Austrian market. He reports to Joachim Nareike, head […]
Charlotte Morrish, Pan European Equities, Business Cycle Team Schroders comments on the latest CPI announcement. UK CPI came in at 0.0% in February, lower than expectations for +0.1%. This represents the lowest level of inflation on record. The major cause for the fall in the headline rate has been well-documented and the Office for National […]
Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at Schroders, comments on the effect that the slowdown in China may have on commodities. China’s slowdown has prompted hopes of stimulus and optimism for commodities but this is misplaced. The nature of the current slowdown and the rebalancing of growth mean we are likely to see less of a lift […]
Craig Botham, Emerging Markets economist at Schroders, comments on China’s Q4 GDP figures and gives his views on what to expect in 2015. “China’s economy expanded 7.3% in the final quarter of last year, beating expectations and recording a 7.4% expansion for the year as a whole, but failing to meet the government’s 7.5% target. Growth slowed […]
Schroders has announced the appointment of James Sym as manager for the Schroder European Alpha Plus Fund, while Leon Howard-Spink will focus now solely on managing pan European portfolios as of June 2014.
Joanna Shatney, head of US Large Cap Equities, still sees the cuts imposed by Sequestration in the US as manageable, despite some GDP downside risk.
Schroders has reached agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of STW Fixed Income Management, a value-orientated, US investment-grade fixed income manager.