Schroders reshuffles EMD absolute return and commodities teams as Blanning retires

Blanning leaving Schroders after 19 years

Jayna Rana
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Geoff Blanning, Schroders' head of emerging market debt absolute return and commodities group, will retire in April after almost two decades at the firm, handing the commodities' team leadership to ex-Investec manager Mark Lacey.

Having worked at Schroders for almost 20 years and with an investment career spanning 32 years, Blanning will leave Schroders in April 2018. Abdallah Guezour, currently head of emerging market debt absolute return, will take over the role in January 2018.  As a result and to ensure continuity, Lacey, who has worked closely with Blanning over the past three years as a fund manager for the Schroders Commodities Strategy, Global Energy and Global Gold funds, will take over the leadership of the commodities team and overall energy sector responsibilities from January. Lacey has been a ...

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