Schroders has brought its specialist private assets investment capabilities under a newly launched unit, Schroders Capital, with the aim to deliver an enhanced service for its clients.

The firm announced the move at a media summit this afternoon, stating that the firm’s private assets capabilities have grown so far through a combination of organic growth and specialist acquisitions.

The new unit will encompass the firm’s existing range of private equity, securitised products and asset-based finance, private debt, real estate, infrastructure, insurance-linked securities and impact specialist BlueOrchard, which will maintain its independent brand identity.

Peter Harrison, Schroders group chief executive officer, said: “Schroders is further delivering on its growth strategy with the launch of Schroders Capital, a new brand for all our private assets businesses. It will continue to provide clients with a local approach to investing across a diversified range of private asset strategies, supported by a global perspective and the long-established Schroders business.”

Georg Wunderlin, global head of Schroders Capital, said: “This unification will promote knowledge sharing and innovation across Schroders private assets businesses and showcase our diversified range of investment strategies for our investors.”

He added that the launch of the new unit would increase the firm’s visibility and strengthen its position within the private markets’ arena.

Schroders Capital manages £46.1bn (€53.6bn) of assets.

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