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Garth Taljard

Global Head of Investment Product and Multi Asset Management at Schroders

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Bio: Garth is responsible for oversight of investment product teams globally across equity, fixed income and multi-asset, as well as the overall business management of Multi-Asset, ensuring we deliver quality investment solutions to our institutional and retail clients globally. Garth joined Schroders Multi-Asset in 2011 to lead the Investment Product team in Asia.

Prior to joining Schroders, Garth was Portfolio Manager for multi-asset absolute return funds at Old Mutual Investment Group from 2003 to 2010. His investment career commenced in 2000 at Old Mutual Asset Managers as an Investments Structuring Actuary. Garth holds a BBusSc (Actuarial Science) from the University of Cape Town. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

As an LGBT+ ally and a senior executive, Garth is a visible supporter of inclusivity in all its forms. On behalf of our Multi-Asset division, he sponsored the first SchOUT event in Schroders' new offices in London.

He comments: "I am proud to work for a company that takes diversity and equality so seriously, and partners with organisations like LGBT Great to make a difference in every way we can. LGBT+ allies provide support and solidarity to members of the LGBT+ community and ensure it has a voice at senior management level. This is a role I fulfil passionately here at Schroders. Allies can help support under-represented groups by being visible and using their privilege to ensure everyone is heard and made to feel welcome.

Within Multi-Asset we also believe that diversity of thought and opinion makes for better investment decisions, helping us manage our client savings for the long term. Empathy with our clients' needs allows us to be better stewards of their capital and we can only do this if we include views from our entire team. I help drive the culture and behaviours to create this environment, requiring people to be open-minded and respectful, embracing their differences and working together."
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