Schroders has appointed Duncan Shand and Fred Dopfel to the newly created roles of senior advisers within the GBP55 billion/USD98 billion multi-asset business.
Shand joins Schroders from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, where he is a Professor of Practice. Prior to joining Warwick, he spent 14 years at BlackRock where he held senior roles in the global markets strategies group,
Shand will be based in London and will continue his commitment with Warwick Business School.
Based in the US, Dopfel is a University Professor at the School of Business and Leadership at the Dominican University of California. He is widely recognised as a thought leader in institutional asset management. Prior to joining the Dominican University, he held several senior roles at Blackrock, including managing director and head of client advisory.
Nico Marais, head of multi-asset investments and portfolio solutions, says: “Duncan and Fred will join Kevin Kneafsey, Ian Maybury and Eric Bertrand to further enhance our multi-asset and portfolio solutions senior adviser capabilities. As senior advisers Duncan and Fred will work alongside our senior fund managers in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney to further strengthen our thought leadership around risk premia and risk controlled growth investing.”