Schroders Expands DC Pension Team With Two Senior Appointments

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Following the recent announcement of Schroders new DC fund - the Schroder Dynamic Multi Asset Fund, the firm has announced further growth within its DC business with the appointments of two senior members to the team:

Tim Horne, has been appointed to the newly created role of DC Investment Solutions Manager and will report to Stephen Bowles, Head of DC. He joins from Towers Watson, where he worked as an Investment Consultant, advising on Corporate UK DC pensions schemes. Horne’s previous experiences within DC investment services, both while at Towers Watson and also during his time at Fidelity International, have allowed him to develop a firm and in depth knowledge of funds available on the DC platform across the market place.

James Bourne, has also been appointed a new role within the team, he joins as Platform Relationship Manager from Fidelity International. There he was responsible for relationship management of various fund partners, including Schroders within the platform team. By working in this capacity, Bourne has gained a detailed understanding of how Schroders funds are used by various platforms, knowledge that will be necessary in his new role.

Bourne will report to David Heathcock, who has previously been promoted to Head of Platform Relationship Management for the DC business from Head of Life Company Operations.

Stephen Bowles, Head of DC at Schroders, said: 'We have been planning this expansion for some time. It has largely been necessitated by growing client demand, an increased product range and our ongoing client service commitment. The addition of Tim Horne and James Bourne brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding of the investment themes affecting DC pension provision to Schroders. It is anticipated that their appointments will serve to strengthen an already successful DC team'.


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