Schroders’ QEP investment solutions

State-of-the-art equity investing
With over 17 years of experience managing global equities, Schroders’ QEP Investment Team are well positioned to seek the most attractive opportunities from an investment universe of over 15,000 stocks. We employ intelligent portfolio construction based on innovative and forward-looking research to deliver a broad range of actively-managed solutions for investors.

Reasons to invest

Fundamentally driven

Complementary Value and Quality drivers offer investors the potential for outperformance across a broad range of environments.

Exploiting breadth of opportunity

We aim to access the most attractive opportunities by looking beyond the index at a broad investment universe of over 15,000 stocks.

A dynamic investment approach

Disciplined and frequent adjustments mean that portfolios remain invested in attractive opportunities throughout the market cycle.

The QEP range

We offer investors a wide and innovative range of actively-managed solutions that cater to different return targets and market cycles.

Our philosophy

A focus on Value and Quality

Two key drivers of long-term equity returns, which have tended to outperform at different stages of the market cycle.

Intelligent portfolio construction

We build highly diversified portfolios – typically invested in over 500 stocks – and are able to rebalance portfolios as opportunities evolve.

The power of human insight

Our highly experienced portfolio managers guide portfolio construction and constantly seek ways to enhance the process and capture future opportunities.

Meet the managers

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The QEP Investment Team was established in 1996 and has managed money since 2000. The team is led by Justin Abercrombie and is supported by a highly experienced team of senior investors. It consists of 24 members based in London, Sydney, New York and Hong Kong.

Justin Abercrombie Stephen Langford Michael O'Brien David Philpotts
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Established
in
1996
AUM
$41.0bn

Justin Abercrombie, Stephen Langford, Michael O'Brien, David Philpotts.

Source: Schroders, team as of January 31, 2017, assets as of September 30, 2016

Justin Abercrombie

Justin Abercrombie

Head of QEP Investment Team

Joined
Schroders
1996
Investment
career
commenced
1993

Overview

Lead portfolio manager on all of the team’s global equity strategies. Founding member of the QEP team.

Qualifications

BSc in Business Economics from the University of Reading and an MSc (distinction) in Econometrics from London Metropolitan University.

Stephen Langford

Stephen Langford

Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager

Joined
Schroders
2003
Investment
career
commenced
1999

Overview

Stephen's investment career began at Quaestor Investment Management.

Qualifications

Holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Molecular Physics from the University of Nottingham, and a DPhil in Chemical Physics from the University of Oxford. Stephan is a CFA charterholder.

Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien

Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager

Joined
Schroders
2008
Investment
career
commenced
2004

Overview

Previously worked for the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney in a research and teaching position.

Qualifications

Holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Queensland, a BComm (Hons) in Finance & Economics and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Sydney.

David Philpotts

David Philpotts

Head of Research

Joined
Schroders
1996
Investment
career
commenced
1990

Overview

Based in Sydney, David started his career at the Bank of England as an Econometrician.

Qualifications

Holds a BSc (first class) and MSc (distinction) in Economics, University of Warwick.

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Disclosures:

The views and opinions outlined in the presentation are those of the Schroders’ QEP team, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Schroders or its other affiliates. These views are subject to change over time. The opinions stated in this material include some forward-looking statements. We believe that we are basing our expectations and beliefs on historical, long-term data and reasonable assumptions within the bounds of what we currently know. There can be no assurance, however, that events will occur as we expect or believe.