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Schroders grows Systematic Investments unit


Schroders has strengthened its Systematic Investments team with the appointment of a Head of Quantamental Investments.

Antonia Lim joins from Barclays UK where she had been Global Head of Quantitative Research since 2012. She will report into Ashley Lester, Head of Schroders Systematic Investments (SSI).
This newly-created role will entail Antonia working in partnership with the firm’s Equities and SSI units to oversee the delivery of strategies which bring together the best in Schroders’ fundamental and quantitative investing to better meet clients’ objectives.
SSI, part of Schroders’ newly-formed Product, Solutions and Quant division, has significantly strengthened its investment expertise over the past year, with the hires of Philipp Kauer from Man AHL and Kari Sigurdsson formerly of AQR, both as Quantitative Portfolio Managers.
SSI is dedicated to bringing high-quality systematic, factor-based strategies to clients, including the USD3 billion Global Multi-Factor Equity strategy and the $800m* Sustainable Multi-Factor Equity (SMFE) strategy, which launched in late 2018.
Ashley Lester, Head of SSI, Schroders, says: “Antonia has an exceptional background and skills which she will use to combine the best of human expertise and fundamental analysis with quantitative investment techniques.
“We are confident that Antonia’s arrival will enable Schroders to bring unique insights to investors, leveraging its world-class investment insight across its equity investment desks with its market-leading Systematic Investment strategies.”
Lim says: “Helping clients build and protect their financial security for the future is my ultimate objective and my focus at Schroders will be on bringing the best of its quantitative and fundamental equity investing capabilities together to enable this.”
Prior to Barclays, Lim was the Head of Quantitative Research at Kleinwort Benson. She is also on the management committee of the not-for-profit London Quant Group (LQG), an industry group that organises seminars for senior quantitative practitioners and academics to discuss practical investment ideas. 

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