Schroders offers a wide range of alternative investment solutions to help meet the diversification needs of institutional investors.
Schroders offers clients exposure to global alternative markets including agriculture, gold and precious metals, emerging market debt, and global real estate.
Schroders has a strong track record in commodity investing and considerable resources dedicated to the asset class. The Commodities Team invest across global commodity markets through funds which hold direct investments, as well as those which invest through equity markets.
Emerging Market Debt
Schroders strongly supports the view that absolute return investing allows for more active and prudent risk management, not least in times of market turbulence, without sacrificing the benefits of exposure to the EMD asset class. The EMD Absolute Return Team has worked together since 1998, developing a comprehensive and proven investment process, specifically designed for generating absolute returns from this inefficient asset class – regardless of market conditions.
Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS)
ILS give investors access to insurance risks and returns. They are issued by insurers and reinsurers to manage their exposure to very large risks such as hurricanes or floods. As investments, they offer a number of important potential benefits for UK pension funds.
The Schroder Real Estate team is highly experienced in fund management, research and strategy, product and client management, finance and administration, and benefits from the significant resources of the Schroder Group.
The Real Estate Team’s investment philosophy is based on the belief that the real estate market is imperfect and moves cyclically. Schroders believes that value can be found through detailed research and analysis of the real estate market and capitalising on selected investment opportunities.
Schroders offers investors exposure to both diversified and sector focused portfolios, and differing risk and return profiles. Investors can choose between single country funds and regional funds.
More information on our real estate offering can be found here
Schroders has an experienced team who specialise in tailoring portfolios for clients with specific objectives that cannot be satisfied fully with traditional investments.
We are in the unique position of being able to offer structuring services as a fund manager rather than as a principal.
Our approach recognises that individual pension funds have unique requirements but these can be grouped according to three key themes:
- Controlling risk
- Enhancing return
- Focusing on liabilities
Our key strengths are:
- Many years' experience
- Built-to-order transactions that are co-designed with the client
- Provision of independent advice and best execution to obtain the best results at competitive prices for our clients
- An ability to enhance active management using derivative investments
- Ongoing support provided for administration and marketing
We would be delighted to discuss how we can tailor our services to provide a solution suited to your needs.