Schroders makes appointments and changes
Firm appoints Charles Prideaux as global head of investment who will also oversee ESG team, Johanna Kyrklund as chief investment office
Schroders has made several senior management changes to enhance its client-focused investment business.
“Schroders has grown rapidly over the past three years and now is the time to evolve further our investment business to ensure we are well-positioned to continue this progress,” says Peter Harrison, group chief executive, Schroders. “Bringing together the central oversight of investment management and performance, as well as product development, will enhance our ability to meet clients’ demands by developing innovative investment strategies and leverage our market-leading ESG, data insights and quant capabilities.”
Charles Prideaux has been appointed global head of investment, a newly-created role, bringing 30 years of active management industry experience, including portfolio management and investment platform management, to the role.
Prideaux will be responsible for the management, oversight and development of Schroders’ investment platform along with the ESG team and the Data Insights Unit. Since joining Schroders, Prideaux has been instrumental in building the business’ Product and Solutions division, which has focused on delivering complex solutions for investors globally.
In addition to her existing role as global head of Multi-Asset Investments, Johanna Kyrklund has been appointed Group Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Kyrklund’s role will be to reinforce a culture of collaboration, as well as the sharing and generation of investment ideas across the investment business. Furthermore, Kyrklund will have oversight of investment performance, philosophy and investment process.
Carolina Minio-Paluello is joining from Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) as global head of Product, Solutions & Quant, bringing a depth of expertise to the role. She will be responsible for product, solutions and quant investment capabilities, a remit which also encompasses product strategy, development, governance and marketing. In this new role Minio-Paluello will take oversight of the firm’s quantitative investment teams, including QEP and Systematic Investments. She was most recently LOIM’s global head of solutions.
Charles Prideaux, Carolina Minio-Paluello and Johanna Kyrklund will work in partnership across Schroders’ investment desks with a focus on investment performance.
John Troiano, global head of distribution, will retire after 38 years with the firm. Following a smooth transition of responsibilities, Troiano will retire at the end of this year.
Lieven Debruyne, who has been leading the company’s business strategy in the Asia-Pacific over the past 14 years, will become global head of distribution. Debruyne will continue in his position as CEO of Asia-Pacific until a successor is appointed. At that time, Debruyne will relocate from Hong Kong to London.
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