Schroders Capital's Real Estate Debt team strengthens platform after agreeing team transfer with Europa


Schroders Capital’s Real Estate Debt team today announces that it has significantly strengthened its investment platform having reached an agreement with Europa Capital for the transfer of a team of four debt specialists, bringing an extensive investment track record and strong industry expertise.

Mike Birch has joined as Lead Investment Manager, Robert Game as Portfolio Manager, Louise Standring-Smith as Investment Manager and Sunny Vaghela as Analyst, giving Schroders Capital’s Real Estate Debt team considerable additional experience.

The team, which has a 2022 target to raise £1 billion, was established last year following the appointment of Natalie Howard as Head of Real Estate Debt.

Natalie Howard, Head of Real Estate Debt, Schroders Capital, commented:  

”These appointments enable us to take the next step in the build-out of our real estate debt investment capability.

“Our team now consists of ten specialists, making our platform comparable to the largest teams in the industry. This will enable us to deploy capital in line with our objectives across our Investment Grade, Senior Loan and High Yield strategies in the UK and Europe.

“We are delighted to welcome such highly regarded and experienced members to our team and are looking forward to working with them.”

Rob Sim, Managing Partner at Europa Capital, added:

“We have been working closely with Schroders Capital over the past months to allow a smooth transition of the team. We look forward to continuing to work with Schroders Capital as our investment advisor on our UK debt products and thank Mike and his team for their continued support.”

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