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Schroders appoints two new commodity analysts


Schroders is pleased to announce the appointment of two commodity analysts, James Luke and Dravasp Jhabvala, to further strengthen its Commodities team.

James Luke joins the London-based team, headed by Geoff Blanning, as Commodity Fund Manager/ Metals Analyst and Dravasp Jhabvala as Commodity Quantitative Analyst. James was previously Co-Head of Metals Research at J.P. Morgan. He has 9 years of experience within commodities in London and Hong Kong and will provide Schroders with invaluable specialist insights into metals.

Dravasp joins Schroders from Palaedino Group in Geneva where he specialized in developin investment strategies for commodities. Dravasp holds a Master of Science in Statistics and will work on enhancing Schroders’ quantitative models for commodities.

Schroders is a market leader in the active management of commodity futures with a 9 year track record and current assets under management, for clients around the world, of $7.8 billion1.

Geoff Blanning, Head of Commodities at Schroders, said:

“I am delighted to announce James’ and Dravasp’s arrival, which will strengthen our strong expertise in commodities at Schroders, at a time when we see a positive outlook for the asset class. Both bring with them a wealth of experience and will add significant value to our commodities product.”


1Source: Schroders, as of March 31, 2014


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About Schroder Investment Management North America Inc.

Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. is a unit of Schroders plc (SDR.L), a global asset management company with approximately $446.8 billion under management as of March 31, 2014. Schroder’s clients include major financial institutions including banks and insurance companies, as well as local and public authorities, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, intermediaries and advisors, as well as high net worth individuals and retail investors. The firm has built one of the largest networks of offices of any dedicated asset management company with more than 400 portfolio managers and analysts covering the world's investment markets, offering a comprehensive range of products and services.

Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. is an investment advisor registered with the U.S. SEC. It provides asset management products and services to clients in the U.S. and Canada including Schroder Capital Funds (Delaware), Schroder Series Trust and Schroder Global Series Trust, investment companies registered with the SEC (the "Schroder Funds").

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