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January 10, 2022

Schroders names new head of corporate governance

By Verdict Staff

Schroders has named Tim Goodman as the new head of Corporate Governance to further enhance its engagement and voting on corporate governance matters worldwide.

Goodman has over 29 years of experience across the Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) as well as in the broader responsible investor and corporate communities sectors.

Before joining Schroders, Goodman spent 14 years Federated Hermes. Prior to that, he held sever key positions in the insurance space, including the role of company secretary at the UK-listed Domestic & General Group.

Goodman is a member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a former member of US Council of Institutional Investors’ Corporate Governance Advisory Council.

He also worked as the former chair of the UK Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Committee, where he co-authored various publications.

Commenting on the appointment, Schroders head of Active Ownership Kimberley Lewis said: “Tim is a well-seasoned, highly respected professional within the sustainability, responsible investing and corporate stewardship sectors both in the UK, as well as in North America.

“We are delighted that he is joining us to further drive our active engagement, with the companies that we invest in, through dialogue, engagement, and voting at annual general meetings.”

Other developments at Schroders

Last month, Schroders signed a deal to buy a 75% stake in specialist investment manager Greencoat Capital as part of a strategy to grow its sustainable investment offering.

In September 2021, the British asset manager entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Oman’s Bank Muscat to further ramp up its business in the Middle East region.

The same month, Schroders Singapore forged a strategic alliance with Thailand-based Robowealth to extend a range of digital wealth solutions for investors in Thailand.

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