Schroders Enhances LDI And Strategic Solutions Teams With Significant Hires

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Schroders has announced the appointment of four new senior positions within its LDI and UK Strategic Solutions teams. This follows significant growth in both the traditional LDI, and Flight Path solution areas of the business.

Nicolaas Marais, Head of Multi-Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions, comments:

'We continually strive to support our clients in constructing dynamic investment portfolios tailored to their investment needs. These four newly created positions within our LDI and Strategic Solutions teams further illustrate our commitment to our clients and the growing need for solution based investment management expertise and thought leadership'.

Mike Hodgson, Head of Structuring

Hodgson joins from The Royal Bank of Scotland NV (previously ABN AMRO Bank N.V) where he had been responsible for Fund Derivatives Trading and Structuring. Previously, he was responsible for Interest Rate Derivatives Trading and was Global Head of Structured Products and Equity Derivatives at J. Henry Schroder & Co. prior to it being sold to Citigroup in 2000. Following the sale, Hodgson became Citigroup’s European Head of New Products, Fixed Income. During Hodgson’s career, spanning some 24 years, he has acquired experience in all assets classes, and this new role at Schroders brings these all together. PhD in Physics, Cambridge University, & BSc (Hons) in Physics, Imperial College, London.

Kathleen Broekhof, LDI Solutions Manager, LDI

Ms Broekhof was previously a Director in the institutional team at HSBC Global Asset Management where she was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UK corporate pension schemes. During her time at HSBC she worked within the LDI team developing and implementing the LDI product for UK pension schemes. Ms Broekhof’s investment career began in 1998 when she joined TD Securities in London and held various roles starting in Risk Management and eventually as Vice

President and Director of the structured interest rate derivatives group. Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

UK Strategic Solutions

Dianne Ramsay

Ms Ramsay will be joining the UK Strategic Solutions Team next month, from the Financial Strategy Group (FSG) at Mercer where she was a senior consultant. She brings with her over 13 years of consultancy experience and specialism in liability focused strategies for both Trustee and Corporate clients. Prior to the set up of Mercer's FSG in 2007, Ms Ramsey was an investment consultant at Mercer, providing a full range of consulting services to Trustee clients. She began her career at Towers Perrin as an Actuarial Analyst. Ms Ramsey is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and has a MSci (Physics) from the University of Glasgow.

Alistair Jones

Jones joins a team of 6 strategic solutions specialists, responsible for the provision of strategic and liability led input to clients. Prior to joining Schroders Alistair worked at Aon Hewitt for over 5 years as an Investment Consultant. There his main responsibilities were in the provision of client advice in the areas of investment strategy reviews and liability driven investment. Jones also has experience of managing client relationships and researching fund managers. Prior to Aon Hewitt he worked at Watson Wyatt for five years in London. Member of the UK CFA and the Institute of Actuaries BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, Durham University.

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