Our appointed investment managers

Views from our key appointed investment managers

We select thought-provoking articles from investment experts at our appointed investment managers, which we think will be of interest, and share them with you here on a regular basis.

ACTIVE MANAGEMENT APPOINTED MANAGER

We have appointed Schroders for its leading active asset management capabilities across multiple asset classes.

ABOUT SCHRODERS

ABOUT SCHRODERS

As a global investment manager Schroders actively and responsibly manages investments for a wide range of institutions and individuals to help them meet their financial goals as they change over time, with a long history of investing for retirement. Its focus on doing the right thing for clients, its people and wider society lies at the centre of its culture. It is committed to delivering positive outcomes for all.

Sticky inflation brings Fed rate cuts into question

Schroders flags that US interest rate cuts may come later in the year than previously expected and it may be that they don’t happen until 2025.

Energy security and the implications for the energy sector

Amid deglobalisation trends and geopolitical instability, Schroders discusses the upswing in energy security and the implications for the energy transition. 

Should investors adapt their approach to investing in Chinese equities?

Schroders considers the debate around how to allocate to China-based stocks. 

PASSIVE MANAGEMENT APPOINTED MANAGERS

We have appointed BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors for their leading global capabilities in passive strategies.

ABOUT BLACKROCK

ABOUT BLACKROCK

BlackRock is the world's largest asset management business and manager of retirement assets. It pioneered index management over thirty years ago. Since then, it has continued to innovate and redefine indexing using technology, offering a broad range of index strategies covering many markets. As a leading provider of financial technology, clients turn to BlackRock for solutions they need when planning for their most important goals.

Demographic divergence

Demographic divergence

BlackRock reviews one of the five mega-forces it tracks – demographic divergence – to contrast economies with aging and younger populations. 

ABOUT STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS

ABOUT STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS

For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial professionals and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. By partnering with institutions and financial professionals to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven process spanning both active and index disciplines, its scale and global footprint provides access to markets and asset classes, and allows it to deliver expert insights and investment solutions.

State of the Market

State of the Market

Following a strong start to the year, State Street considers the equity market environment and how it could play out over the rest of 2024.