Schroders has entered into a strategic relationship with Hartford Funds, a leading US based asset management company that offers a broad range of actively managed strategies to US financial advisors and their clients.
The relationship will involve Hartford Funds adopting 10 of Schroders’ existing US mutual funds, with potential for the partnership to expand over time. The adopted funds will be advised by Hartford Funds, sub-advised by Schroders, and renamed ‘Hartford Schroders Funds’. The funds, which include equity, fixed income and multi-asset strategies, collectively have $2.2 billion in assets under management.
Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive at Schroders explained that “Hartford Funds is a high-quality company whose reach and scale makes them an ideal strategic partner for Schroders. The addition of funds sub-advised by Schroders to Hartford Funds’ investment platform will give investors in the US access to our diverse investment management expertise. This relationship will enable us to build scale in our US intermediary business and accelerate our growth plans in the US market.”
“This relationship allows us to expand the breadth of our investment capabilities and continue to deliver quality solutions to US investors, both now and in the future. Schroders’ history of product innovation and disciplined investment processes reflect our belief in differentiated, long-term thinking that helps investors meet their financial goals,” said Jim Davey, President at Hartford Funds.
Hartford Funds has $73.6 billion assets under management and offers more than 45 funds in a variety of styles and asset classes.
The fund adoptions are expected to be complete by the end of the third quarter of 2016, subject to shareholder approval.