Schroders has strengthened its US credit team with three senior appointments to support the growth of its US fixed income business.
David Knutson has been appointed as head of Credit Research – Americas. He will be based in New York and report into Wes Sparks, head of US Credit. Jack Davis who transitions internally into a senior analyst role.
Succeeding Jack Davis Knutson will be covering large US banks. He joins from Legal and General Investment Management America, where he worked as a senior analyst in fixed income research for ten years.
Formerly, Knutson spent three years as director of fixed income research at Mason Street Advisors and seven years working in credit research and debt capital markets at UBS.
Eric Skelton joined the global fixed income and FX trading team as US Credit trader for US investment grade credit, based in New York.
He will report to Gregg Moore, head of Trading, Americas and will work closely with US Credit Portfolio Managers, Rick Rezek and Ryan Mostafa and the rest of the US Fixed Income trading desk.
Skelton joins Schroders from Achievement Asset Management (formerly Peak6 Advisors), where he was a credit trader. He also spent three years at Nuveen Investments.
Chris Eger joins the US Credit team in a newly created role as portfolio manager, reporting to Wes Sparks and also based in New York.
He joins from J.P. Morgan Chase, where he held the role of executive director – credit trader, investment grade domestic and yankee banks.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2007, he had been five years at AIG Global Investment Group where he held two vice president positions, firstly as a credit trader and then as a total return portfolio manager.
As of 30 June 2016, Schroders had €413.7bn in assets under management.