Schroders has appointed Huw van Steenis as global head of strategy and member of the group management committee.
Based in the London, and reporting into group chief executive Peter Harrison, van Steenis will be responsible for business strategy and corporate development.
The newly created role within Schroders will focus on medium and longer-term strategy development, reflecting the firm’s commitment to growth. He joins in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Van Steenis comes to Schroders with more than 20 years' experience in the investment industry, including 14 years as managing director and global coordinator banks and diversified financials research at Morgan Stanley. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley he drove award winning research on the investment management and securities industry. Prior to this, he worked at JPMorgan and Boston Consulting Group.
Harrison says: “Huw joins Schroders at a pivotal time for the industry. As a creative thinker and influential collaborator, his deep knowledge and experience of the investment industry is a valuable asset in these times of rapid change.
“Our highly-diversified business model and strong financial position gives us a firm foundation on which to grow. We see many interesting long-term opportunities and will be taking advantage of our position to invest behind them.”
Van Steenis says: “It is a huge honour to join Schroders, a firm which stands for the very best in investment management: with world-class investment strategies, outstanding client service and a deep bench of talent which has delivered for clients over many years.
“I look forward to working with Schroders’ pre-eminent teams to meet the challenges and opportunities for investors. The company has a bold strategy and a culture of ambitious continuous improvement, both of which will be critical in meeting the competitive challenges ahead.”