Top fund selector resurfaces at Schroders

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Former fund selection chief Scott Lothian has formally been unveiled as the newest member of Schroder’s Global Strategic Solutions following a hiatus from the funds industry.

Lothian had stepped down from his role as head of multi-asset at BEA Union Investment in August after nearly eight years with the Hong Kong-based investment firm.

The announcement by Schroders marks the official disclosure of the former Citywire Global columnist and former cover star's new position as a senior strategist within its London-based team. 

Commenting on his new role at Schroders, Lothian told Citywire Global: ‘Although this role takes me away from the fund selection world, my experience in reviewing thousands of investment strategies across all asset classes over the past dozen years will certainly help in what is a broad global remit.’

‘Institutional investors around the world are facing a spectrum of problems and challenges. The GSS team provides a wide-ranging perspective and bespoke solutions, drawing on practical in-house experience and leading academic research,’ he said.

In his new role, Lothian, who also previously worked for Towers Watson, will report to Lesley-Ann Morgan. This follows Morgan’s promotion to head of Global Strategic Solutions.

Morgan joined Schroders in June 2011 as a senior strategist under former head of Global Strategic Solutions, Neil Walton, who recently moved to assume the newly-created role of head of international business development group.

The Global Strategic Solutions team is a dedicated group which provides strategic input to Schroders' largest and most sophisticated institutional clients throughout the world.  

To read the final instalment of Lothian’s Law, published in the February 2013 edition of Citywire Global magazine, please click here.