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Schroders poaches Henderson multi-asset research head

Schroders poaches Henderson multi-asset research head

Schroders has hired Chris Paine as a fund manager for its global income portfolio management team, the company has announced.

Paine joins the Schroders multi-asset team from Henderson Global Investors, where he ran several funds including the Henderson Horizon Global Multi Asset fund.

Paine will become a fund manager within the global income portfolio management team, which manages a suite of global income funds on behalf of its clients.

Prior to joining Schroders, Paine spent over a decade at Henderson, joining as a quantitative analyst on the firm’s economics and strategy team. 

In 2007 he was named director of asset allocation, following the development of a range of tactical asset allocation models.

Most recently, Paine had worked as Henderson’s director of multi-asset research, a role he first assumed in 2012.

Paine will report to Schroders’ head of global income, multi-asset investments, Aymeric Forest. Forest runs several funds at the firm including the Schroder ISF Global Multi-Asset Income fund.

Commenting on the hire, Forest said: 'We have seen continued demand from investors for sustainable income, delivered by diversifying across different asset classes. As a result, we are strengthening our capabilities further by continuing to invest in senior talent.'

The Henderson Horizon Global Multi-Asset fund lost 2.51% in euro terms, over the one year to the end of January 2017. This compares with a 7.04% rise by its benchmark, the LCI Mixed Asset EUR Bal – Global, over the same time period.

Elsewhere, the Schroder ISF Global Multi-Asset Income fund returned 8.98% in US dollar terms, over the one year to the end of January 2017. This compares with a 7.58% rise by its benchmark, the LCI MSCI World Free/JP Morgan GBI (50:50), over the same time period.

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