Schroders head of emerging market equities Conway to retire

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Schroders head of emerging market equities Allan Conway is retiring from his role after 11 years.

Conway will continue in his role as fund manager and head of the team until August 2016.

He will then be replaced by emerging market fund manager Tom Wilson, who works within the firm’s global emerging market equities team.

Schroders global head of equities Nicky Richards says: “At Schroders we have great strength and depth of experience within our global emerging markets equities team.

“The senior portfolio managers within the team have worked together within the same investment philosophy and process for more than a decade. Tom’s proven investment track record and leadership skills mean he is the right person for the job.”

Conway says: “I am pleased that Tom is taking on responsibility for the team. I believe the key to our success has been a clearly defined philosophy, a robust investment process and a strong team culture.

“I am confident that this will continue under Tom’s leadership. Together the team will continue to deliver the strong investment performance our clients expect.”