NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Schroders, the $446.5 billion* global asset manager, announced today the addition of five senior distribution professionals to its U.S. institutional business as the firm continues to grow its North American operations.
"Expanding the depth of talent is a reflection of Schroders' commitment to our clients here in North America," said Marc Mayer, Head of North American Institutional. "The caliber of these recent additions is also a reflection of Schroders' dedication to growing our US Institutional distribution efforts in accord with our long-standing global distribution efforts."
Allan Duckett has joined the firm as an Institutional Director, responsible for leading our client engagement and business development in the West. Allan previously worked at MFS as Director, West Coast Institutional Sales. Prior to that, he was a Client Relationship Manager at AllianceBernstein. He brings over ten years of experience to his new role.
Michael Patti comes to Schroders as an Institutional Director responsible for developing our business with middle market institutions in the East and Midwest regions in addition to high-end intermediaries. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Investment Sales in The Bank of New York Mellon's Wealth Advisor Group. Michael also worked as a Vice President of Investment Services in Fidelity Investments' RIA Group. He brings over 20 years of experience to his new position.
Robert Soraparu joins the firm as a Consultant Relations Director and will lead our relationships with investment consultants in the Midwest. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Consultant Relations at Nuveen Investments. Previously, Robert worked at Northern Trust Global Investments and was covering consultants in the Midwest. He brings over 15 years of experience to his new position.
Andrew Terry has joined the firm as an Institutional Director, responsible for leading the institutional insurance business. He most recently served at AllianceBernstein L.P., where he worked as a New Business Development/Relationship Manager, Insurance Services in the Institutional Client Group. Andrew previously worked at BlackRock Inc. as a Relationship Manager for the Financial Institutions Group and earlier was an insurance equity analyst at Macquarie/Fox-Pitt Kelton. He brings over ten years of experience to his new role.
Edward R. Wilkinson (Rock) joins the firm as an Institutional Director responsible for managing and growing Schroders' Taft-Hartley Institutional sales effort. He most recently served as Global Head of Client Portfolio Management for Goldman Sachs Asset Management's (GSAM) $100 billion Fundamental Equity Group. Prior to his role in product management at GSAM, Rock spent 15 years leading Taft-Hartley teams at both Invesco and Goldman Sachs. Rock brings nearly 20 years of experience to his new role, much of which has been within the Taft-Hartley segment.
*As of September 30, 2015
About Schroder Investment Management North America Inc.
Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Schroders plc (SDR.L), a global asset management company with approximately $446.5 billion under management as of September 30, 2015. Schroder's clients include major financial institutions including banks and insurance companies, as well as local and public authorities, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, intermediaries and advisors, as well as high net worth individuals and retail investors. The firm has built one of the largest networks of offices of any dedicated asset management company with more than 400 portfolio managers and analysts covering the world's investment markets, offering a comprehensive range of products and services.
Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It provides asset management products and services to clients in the U.S. and Canada including Schroder Capital Funds (Delaware), Schroder Series Trust and Schroder Global Series Trust, investment companies registered with the SEC (the "Schroders Funds").
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