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Schroders appoints senior private assets distribution head

Schroders has hired Peter Arnold, a senior private assets distribution head to drive the firm’s sales effort in this key asset class and better meet the specialist needs of investors globally.

Arnold will lead Schroders’ Alternative Sales Unit, which was established last year and focuses on the distribution of Schroders’ Private Assets investment offering.

He will report into John Troiano, Schroders’ Global Head of Distribution, and Georg Wunderlin, Schroders new Global Head of Private Assets, who joined the firm earlier this month.

Arnold was most recently the Global Head of International Fund Distribution at Citi, specialising in private debt, real estate and global infrastructure, where he was responsible for the origination and distribution of third-party private assets products to institutional investors globally. He will join Schroders in early June.

Prior to his 18 years at Citi, Arnold worked at JP Morgan, UBS and Societe Generale.

Georg Wunderlin, Global Head of Private Assets, Schroders, says: “I am confident that Peter brings highly relevant expertise to Schroders’ Private Assets business. Clients are increasingly looking to invest in illiquid assets which aim to deliver stable and consistent returns that are uncorrelated to public markets and, through his extensive experience in placing illiquid assets, Peter will help us build and deliver industry-leading investment solutions for our clients.”

John Troiano, Global Head of Distribution, Schroders, says: “Continuing to grow Schroders’ Private Assets capability remains a core strategic growth priority as demonstrated by recent acquisitions such as the specialist hotels investment business Algonquin in 2018 and private equity specialist Adveq in 2017. The high-calibre recruitment of Peter further emphasises this and his arrival will position us to fulfil our ambitions in this area.”

Schroders Private Assets and Alternatives business, a strategic growth area for the firm, manages GBP38 billion* in assets, with this capability including private equity, infrastructure finance, insurance-linked securities, real estate and securitised credit.

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