Schroders boosts private markets plan with launch of Schroders Capital

Schroders Capital private equityAsset manager Schroders has grouped its private-assets investments business under one brand, Schroders Capital.

The business manages £41.6 billion (€48.4 billion) and offers Schroders private equity, private debt, real estate, infrastructure, securitised products and asset-based finance strategies.

Peter Harrison, Schroders chief executive, said this week that the new brand would deliver on Schroders’ growth strategy.

In the firm's full-year results in March, Schroders said it was “increasingly balanced towards the higher growth areas of private assets and alternatives”, as well as solutions and wealth management.

Over the past five years, assets under management within its private assets and alternatives business grew at a compound annual growth rate of 21%.

Schroders Capital will also offer insurance-linked securities and impact investments through BlueOrchard, which will keep its own independent brand “in light of its significant role shaping the impact investing industry over the last 20 years”.

Schroders Capital is headed by Georg Wunderlin, who said the unification would promote knowledge sharing and innovation.

“The launch of Schroders Capital will increase the visibility and strengthen the position of our private assets offering while also underscoring our ambitions as a leading player in private markets,” he added.

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