Last updated: 03:35 / Friday, 25 July 2014
James Luke, Dravasp Jhabvala

Schroders Appoints Two New Commodity Experts

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Schroders Appoints Two New Commodity Experts
  • James Luke joins the London-based team, headed by Geoff Blanning, as Commodity Fund Manager/ Metals Analyst
  • Dravasp Jhabvala will be Commodity Quantitative Analyst

Schroders announced the appointment of two commodity experts, James Luke and Dravasp Jhabvala, to further strengthen its Commodities team.

James Luke joins the London-based team, headed by Geoff Blanning, as Commodity Fund Manager/ Metals Analyst and Dravasp Jhabvala as Commodity Quantitative Analyst.

James was previously Co Head of Metals Research at J.P. Morgan. He has 9 years’ of experience within commodities in London and Hong Kong and will provide Schroders with invaluable specialist insights into metals.

Dravasp joins Schroders from Palaedino Group in Geneva where he specialised in developing investment strategies for commodities. Dravasp holds a Master of Science in Statistics and will work on enhancing Schroders’ quantitative models for commodities.

Schroders is a market-leader in the active management of commodity futures with a 9 year track record and current assets under management, for clients around the world, of $7.8 billion.

Geoff Blanning, Head of Commodities at Schroders, said: “I am delighted to announce James’ and Dravasp’s arrival, which will strengthen our strong expertise in commodities at Schroders, at a time when we see a positive outlook for the asset class. Both bring with them a wealth of experience and will add significant value to our commodities product.”

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