Schroders appoints Yves Desjardins to lead its French operations

Maria Nikolova

Yves Desjardins, who has 19 years of experience in asset management, will be responsible for leading and further developing Schroders’ activities in France.

Schroders has announced the appointment of Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and further developing Schroders’ activities in France. He will report to Karine Szenberg, Head of Europe at Schroders.

Yves Desjardins, who has 19 years of experience in asset management, joined Schroders in June 2015 in the institutional sales team and was appointed Head of institutional sales in 2018. Before joining Schroders, Mr Desjardins was a relationship manager covering French and Dutch institutional clients at HSBC Global Asset Management prior to being appointed Head of the institutional team in 2012 with a particular focus on pension funds and insurers.

He started his career at Sinopia Asset Management (HSBC-CCF Group) in 2001 as an international equity trader.

Karine Szenberg, Head of Europe, Schroders, said:

“Yves has successfully led our institutional business in France over the last two years, in line with our strategy of developing private assets and dedicated solutions. His experience and knowledge of the market give him all the assets he needs to succeed in this new role. His appointment will allow me to fully concentrate on my duties as Head of Europe, a strategic region that combines large mature markets and promising growth areas.”

Schroders’ Paris office has grown steadily in recent years, and currently has 68 employees in Distribution, now headed by Yves Desjardins, and three areas of investment, infrastructure debt, commercial real estate and hotel real estate. As at June 30, 2019, the French office assets under management amounted to EUR 9.3 billion.

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