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Lloyd’s partners with Schroders Solutions on new market investment platform

29 Mar 2022

Lloyd’s, the world’s leading marketplace for commercial, corporate and speciality risk solutions, has today announced the appointment of Schroders Solutions as the investment partner of its new investment platform.

The open-architecture firm manages £150bn of global assets for insurance companies and has long-standing partnerships within the Lloyd’s market.

The new platform will consist of a series of select funds across asset classes, made available to Lloyd’s market investors who can freely invest in and allocate between them. Third party managers will be selected for each fund, advised by Schroders Solutions. Lloyd’s Central Fund will act as a co-investor, catalysing the launch of the funds while enhancing the risk return profile of the Central Fund.

The platform is designed to help investors in the Lloyd’s market generate attractive risk-adjusted returns on capital and access a broader range of investment opportunities, including private assets. By consolidating market investment funds under one umbrella, participants will benefit from collective economies of scale, thereby lowering costs. As a reflection of Lloyd’s core values and purpose, ESG criteria are embedded in the platform funds, to support the delivery of net zero objectives both for investors and the Lloyd’s market.

“We’re focusing on profitable and sustainable growth at Lloyd’s – which is why we’ve created this new platform to make it easier for investors to access and co-invest in the Lloyd’s market. Those joining the platform will benefit from greater scale and investment expertise, alongside the ability to prioritise green and socially responsible investments in our market. So it’s really been designed with the future, and profitable growth, in mind.”
Burkhard Keese, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd’s
“It’s really exciting to announce the appointment of Schroders Solutions as our delivery partner for our new investment platform. The benefits will be different for each investor: for some, it will be accessing fund strategies like private assets, where scale can sometimes prove a challenge. For others, it will be the smoother decision-making enabled by Schroders Solutions’ bespoke strategies and best-in-class manager selection. We look forward to good conversations with market participants as we set up the platform, and to welcoming new funds later in 2022.”
Eleanor Bucks, Chief Investment Officer, Lloyd’s
“We have applied intense focus on developing capabilities in private assets and solutions. This is a landmark appointment for Schroders and reflects how our whole of market capabilities can help solve complex investment requirements for clients. Bringing together over 500 years of heritage and expertise in investment and the insurance market creates a unique and innovative relationship, focused on the individual investment needs of Lloyd’s and its syndicate members.”
Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive, Schroders

1. Lloyd’s appointed Chief Investment Officer, Eleanor Bucks, in September 2021 to lead Lloyd’s new investment platform for the market, which is a key deliverable of the Future at Lloyd’s programme 
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About Lloyd’s
Lloyd’s is the world’s leading marketplace for commercial, corporate and specialty risk solutions. Through the collective intelligence and expertise of the market’s underwriters and brokers, we’re sharing risk to create a braver world. 

The Lloyd’s market offers the resources, capability, and insight to develop new and innovative products for customers in any industry, on any scale, in more than 200 territories. 

We’re made up of more than 50 leading insurance companies, over 200 registered Lloyd’s brokers and a global network of over 4,000 local coverholders. Behind the Lloyd’s market is the Corporation: an independent organisation and regulator working to maintain the market's successful reputation and operation.

We’re working to build solutions for the most current and prevalent threats. As Chair of the Insurance Task Force for HRH The Prince of Wales’s Sustainable Markets Initiative, Lloyd’s is bringing the industry together to insure the transition to net zero. Our research community is pooling expertise from across the industry to provide cutting edge insight on systemic risks from climate change to cyber security. 

And through our digital-led strategy, The Future at Lloyd’s, we’re making it easier and cheaper to place, price and process cover in the Lloyd’s market. 

About Schroders 
Schroders Solutions is a £200 billion  global capability with employees in the UK, US, Singapore, and Germany and is part of Schroders Plc which was founded in 1804. Schroders is one of Europe’s largest independent investment management firms by assets under management. As at 31 December 2021, assets under management were £731.6 billion (€871.3 billion; $990.9 billion). The founding family remain a core shareholder, holding approximately 48% of the firm’s voting shares. Schroders has continued to deliver strong financial results. It has a market capitalisation of circa £8 billion and employs over 5,700 people across 37 locations. 

Schroders has benefited from the most diverse business model of any UK asset manager by geography, by asset class and by client type. Schroders offers innovative products and solutions across their five business areas of solutions; institutional; mutual funds; private assets & alternatives; and wealth management. Clients include insurance companies, pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations. They also manage assets for end clients as part of their relationships with distributors, financial advisers and online platforms. Schroders’ Wealth Management offering reflects their strategic ambition to provide wealth management and financial planning services to clients across the wealth spectrum. 

Schroders’ strategic aims are to grow their asset management business, build closer relationships with end clients and expand their private assets and alternatives business. Schroders’ purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to clients through active management. The business channels capital into sustainable and durable businesses to accelerate positive change in the world. Schroders’ business philosophy is based on the belief that if they deliver for clients, they deliver for Shareholders and other stakeholders.

Schroders as of 31 December 2021