Schroders Multi-Asset Business Further Enhances Investment Adviser Capabilities With Senior Hires

Schroders is pleased to announce the appointments of Duncan Shand and Fred Dopfel, who have joined Schroders to take up the newly created roles of Senior Advisers within the £55 billion/$98 billion* Multi-Asset business.

Duncan Shand joins Schroders from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, where he is a Professor of Practice. Prior to joining Warwick, Duncan spent 14 years at BlackRock. There he held senior roles in the Global Markets Strategies Group, which runs BlackRock's flagship systematic global macro fund. He was a member of the Investment Oversight Committee and Research Review Board, as well as Head of Foreign Exchange Portfolio Management and Research. Duncan will be based in London and will continue his commitment with Warwick Business School.

Based in the United States, Fred Dopfel joins Schroders rapidly growing US Multi-Asset business as a Senior Adviser. Fred is a University Professor at the School of Business and Leadership at the Dominican University of California. He is widely recognised as a thought leader in institutional asset management. Fred's career spans several decades, during which time he has provided strategic consulting and asset management advice to many of the world's largest pension schemes. Prior to joining the Dominican University, Fred held several senior roles at Blackrock, his most recent appointment was Managing Director and Head of Client Advisory at Blackrock.

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

“Duncan and Fred will join Kevin Kneafsey, Ian Maybury and Eric Bertrand to further enhance our Multi-Asset and Portfolio Solutions Senior Adviser capabilities. As Senior Adviser's Duncan and Fred will work alongside our senior fund managers in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney to further strengthen our thought leadership around risk premia and risk controlled growth investing.”

*Assets under management, as at 30 June 2014

For further information, please contact:

Estelle Bibby, European Institutional - Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 3431/
Lucy Cotter, International - Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 3365 /

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