Schroders appointed Alan Cauberghs as head of Private Assets. Under Cauberghs’s leadership Schroders will bring together its investment solutions in real estate, infrastructure financing, private debt and private equity. The Private Assets division includes insurance linked securities management business Secquaero, SME direct lending firm NEOS, specialist private equity solutions business Adveq, as well as Real Estate and Infrastructure Financing businesses.
Alan Cauberghs will be based in London and will report to Peter Harrison, group chief executive.
In his previous role as senior investment director for Fixed Income at Schroders, Cauberghs was a key driver for collaboration between the distribution, product management and investment teams as well as focusing on the growth of the fixed income business through promoting the firm’s fixed income capabilities globally. Prior to that he was a founding partner of alternative credit asset manager Serone Capital Management LLP, and further senior roles include managing director at Fischer Francis Trees & Watts and deputy head of Fixed Income at Dexia Asset Management.
Peter Harrison, group chief executive of Schroders said: “Our private assets businesses share many common factors and by drawing together our activities, we will ensure that we make the most of their growth potential in this strategically important area for the firm. I am delighted to promote internal talent and with Cauberghs having more than 22 years of industry experience and invaluable knowledge of private assets we will be able to grow our suite of investment solutions for our clients.”
Alan Cauberghs, head of Private Assets at Schroders commented: ‘We believe Private Assets is an asset class with great growth potential and by combining our suite of investment solutions we can offer our clients access to an alternative asset class allowing greater diversification and better returns. The integrated approach will enable us to engage with our clients in order to achieve specific, well defined outcomes.”