Schroders taps former Royal London AM derivatives head for solutions role

Incoming individual brings over 15 years’ experience to Schroders, having previously served at Royal London AM, Aegon Asset Management and Aladdin Capital Management.

Schroders has appointed former Royal London Asset Management head of derivatives, Darren Bustin, in a newly created role within its solutions division, effective 1 September.

Bustin brings more than 15 years’ investment experience to the role, having specialised in derivative investment overlays and derivatives trading.

He joins from Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), where he served for over a decade, most recently as head of derivatives. As part of his role at RLAM, Bustin helped institutional asset owners across pensions and insurance manage their risk exposures and implement strategies to take advantage of market opportunities.

Before RLAM, Bustin spent two years as head of derivatives solutions for Aegon Asset Management and as an associate director at Aladdin Capital Management.

Previously in his career he also spent two years as a volatility and structured credit trader at BNP Paribas and a year as a junior trader and convertible bonds trader’s assistant at JP Morgan.

In his new role Bustin will work the solutions team to develop and improve existing products and solutions across fixed income, structured equity and derivatives.

“I am delighted that Darren Bustin is joining the team,” said James Barham, executive chairman of Schroders Solutions.

“Darren’s appointment will further support our clients and our development as we focus on the next chapter for our growing business.”