Schroders Hires Fund Manager For European Equities Team

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Schroders has announced the appointment of Nicholette MacDonald-Brown as a Fund Manager on the European Equities team. is joining this month and will report to Rory Bateman, Head of European Equities.

Ms MacDonald-Brown joins after 11 years at Goldman Sachs where she was a senior investor for three years for the European portfolio at Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP). She also developed extensive portfolio management skills as lead manager of UK Small Cap from 2005 to 2008 and then as Co- Head of European and International Small Cap from 2007 to 2008.

Rory Bateman, Head of European Equities at Schroders, said: 'We look forward to Nicholette joining at an exciting growth stage for the European equities team. Her experience as a European fund manager as well as her skills in fundamental analysis within the hedge fund space will further strengthen and broaden our existing capabilities. We are seeing strong performance across our product range and I am confident that Nicholette will be a huge asset to the team'.

This appointment follows the three year anniversary of Schroder ISF European Large Cap in June under Rory Bateman’s management. The Fund has outperformed its benchmark returning 17% and 2.9% against 14.9% and 0.8% over one and three years and has ranked in the first quartile over the same time periods. Other related news this year includes the launch of Schroder ISF European Equity Focus in March, which aims to offer investors capital growth through a portfolio of ‘best ideas’ of up to 35 stocks.

Schroders’ European Equity team has £7,105 million (€8,026 million) assets under management and includes 17 fund managers and analysts.

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