Schroders builds out fixed income team

Schroders has made two appointments to its Global Multi-Sector Fixed Income team, nabbing Alan Wilson from State Street Global Advisors and promoting Robbie Boukhoufane from its fixed income and foreign exchange (FX) trading desk.

Schroders builds out fixed income team


Both will become portfolio managers in the team, which currently manages £30.2bn.

For the last two years, Boukhoufane has led Schroders’ fixed income execution with a team of 20 specialist traders across four regional desks. From 2012 to 2016 he was head of FX trading.

In his new role as portfolio manager, Boukhoufane will build the team’s macro views on rates and currencies.

Wilson (pictured) will be focused on global macro strategies and work with the team to add alpha across the full range of Multi-Sector Fixed Income portfolios.

At SSGA, he was a portfolio manager focused on global rates and FX. Previously, he worked in the global macro team at Aberdeen, where he started his career in 2010.

Both men will report to Paul Grainger, who, along with head of global macro strategy Bob Jolly, worked with Boukhoufane at Gartmore in 1999.

Grainger said: “He has been working alongside and adding value to the team for over six years and he is already well embedded within the team’s investment process and philosophy, so this will be a natural transition.”

He added that Wilson brings strong experience in global rates and FX.

“We are constantly on the look out for talented individuals that will be additive to the team and investment process.”

Global head of distribution John Troiano said Schroders takes a team-based approach to fixed income.

“There is strong demand from our clients, both within the institutional and intermediary space, for fixed income strategies,” Troiano added.