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June 8, 2021

Schroders combines private assets capabilities under new brand

By Verdict Staff

British fund manager Schroders has combined its specialist private assets investment capabilities under its new Schroders Capital brand to improve client service.

Schroders Capital will consist of the existing range of private equity, securitised products and asset-based finance, private debt, real estate, infrastructure, insurance-linked securities and impact specialist BlueOrchard.

However, BlueOrchard will retain its independent brand identity, considering its integral role in the impact investing space over the last two decades.

The unification is expected to help each asset class benefit from knowledge-sharing and collaboration with other asset classes.

At the same time, each asset class within the new brand will continue to maintain a ‘high level of autonomy’, noted Schroders.

Schroders Group CEO Peter Harrison said: “Schroders is further delivering on its growth strategy with the launch of Schroders Capital, a new brand for all our private assets businesses.

“It will continue to provide clients with a local approach to investing across a diversified range of private asset strategies, supported by a global perspective and the long-established Schroders business.”

The company considers building its private assets capabilities a key strategic focus for the business.

According to the company, this goal has been achieved so far through both organic growth initiatives and specialist acquisitions.

Schroders Capital manages £46.1bn ($65bn) of assets on behalf of its clients.

Schroders Capital Global head Georg Wunderlin remarked that the launch of Schroders Capital will increase the visibility and strengthen the position of the company’s private assets offering.

Wunderlin said: “This unification will promote knowledge sharing and innovation across Schroders private assets businesses and showcase our diversified range of investment strategies for our investors.”

Notably, earlier this year, Schroders acquired the remaining minority stake in wealth management firm Benchmark Capital.

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