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Schroders hires fixed income manager

Schroders appoints Gareth Isaac as a senior portfolio manager within the London-based fixed income multi-sector team. He joins in October and will work on high-conviction mandates.

Isaac was fund manager of the GLG core plus sterling bond fund, the GLG total return bond and GLG gilt funds. Prior to GLG Partners, he worked as a senior fixed income fund manager at SG Asset Management on the SG core and SG total return bond funds.

Schroders chief investment officer of fixed income Philippe Lespinard says: “Isaac brings a skill set that complements our existing multi-sector framework. He has more than 12 years experience as a portfolio manager in global fixed income markets, and has developed an enviable and consistent track record through a wide variety of market environments.”

Schroders fixed income multi-sector team is responsible for managing UK, euro and global aggregate funds as well as benchmark unconstrained portfolios.


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