- United Kingdom
- Latest investment
- Nov 14 2016
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100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7ER, GBR
- Schroders plc is a British multinational asset management company, founded in 1804. The company employs over 3,700 people worldwide across 38 offices in 28 different countries around Europe, America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Headquartered in the City of London, it is traded on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Schroders has two share classes: voting shares (SDR.L) and non-voting shares (SDRC.L).Schroders bears the name of the Schröder family, a prominent Hanseatic family of Hamburg with branches in other countries.HistorySchroders' history began in 1804 when Johann Heinrich Schröder (John Henry) became a partner in the London-based firm of his brother, Johann Friedrich (John Frederick). In 1818 J. Henry Schröder & Co. was established in London.Key events in the development of the business include the establishment of J Henry Schroder Banking Corporation ('Schrobanco') as a commercial bank in New York in 1923, the public offering of the shares in J. Henry Schroder & Co. Ltd on the London Stock Exchange in 1959 and the acquisition of Helbert, Wagg & Co, a leading issuing house, in 1962.In 1986 the Company disposed of Schrobanco, its commercial banking arm in New York and acquired 50% of Wertheim & Co., a mid-tier New York based investment bank, whose activities more closely mirrored those of the London business.
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