Barings poaches Schroders director as UK sales head

Baring Asset Management has hired former Schroders sales manager Simon Jagger as head of UK wholesale.

Jagger has been with Schroders since 1999 and was most recently asset manager sales director for the London region. He will now become head of UK wholesale distribution at Barings, reporting into Rod Aldridge, head of EMEA wholesale distribution.

Schroders confirmed that Jagger will leave the asset manager at the end of the year, and his responsibilities will be split among the team.

“I am very pleased to welcome Simon to Barings as we continue to invest in our wholesale distribution team. His appointment is a clear indication of our commitment to the UK wholesale market,” says Aldridge.

Jagger takes over Aldridge’s previous role, after he was promoted in March this year.

“We would like to thank Simon for the hard work he has put in during his time with Schroders and wish him well for the future,” says a Schroders spokesperson.