Schroders has created a new position of global head of strategy at the firm bringing in Morgan Stanley’s managing director Huw van Steenis to the role.
Based in London, and reporting into group chief executive, Peter Harrison, van Steenis will be responsible for business strategy and corporate development. This new role within Schroders top level management hierarchy has been created to focus on medium and longer-term strategy development, the company said in a statement today.
Van Steenis will begin his new role in the fourth quarter of 2016 and also joins as a member of the company’s group management committee. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in the investment industry, including 14 years as managing director and global coordinator banks and diversified financials research at Morgan Stanley.
Prior to this, he worked at JPMorgan and Boston Consulting Group.
“Huw joins Schroders at a pivotal time for the industry. As a creative thinker and influential collaborator, his deep knowledge and experience of the investment industry is a valuable asset in these times of rapid change,” said Harrison.