Schroders is combining its private assets teams under a newly created brand, Schroders Capital, to help it improve its service to clients.
The asset manager said increasing its private assets capability is a key strategic focus through both organic growth and acquisitions.
Schroders Capital will combine its existing range of private equity, securitised products, asset-based finance, private debt, real estate, infrastructure and insurance-linked capabilities. It will also contain impact investing specialist BlueOrchard, which will retain its brand name.
Georg Wunderlin will head up the new brand as global head of Schroders Capital. Commenting on the move, he 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.
“The launch of Schroders Capital will increase the visibility and strengthen the position of our private assets offering while also underscoring our ambitions as a leading player in private markets.”
Schroders Capital manages more than £46 billion ($65 billion; €54 billion) of assets on behalf of clients. Within the brand, each asset class will maintain a high degree of autonomy but also gain access to knowledge-sharing and collaboration with other asset classes under the Schroders Capital umbrella.