The Hot 100: Greg Dalley, Schroders

The Trade is looking at the hottest names in buy-side trading all through April, and today we profile Greg Dalley of Schroders.

Life at Schroders must suit Greg Dalley. After all, he’s been there for the best part of 15 years, most recently as head of trading for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Dalley has led the team since stepping up to his current role in 2010 after the departure of the UK trading desk “co-head”.

Under Dalley’s leadership, the firm has become well-respected for its organisation. When the Financial Conduct Authority started issuing warnings to assetcompanies that they should be keeping an eye on the value they get from research, Schroders led the way.

The business has operated a fully unbundled execution and research model for more than a decade.

It also has a long history of keeping hold of its traders. Dean Scorey, the previous co-head of the UK trading desk left after six years with the firm while Steven Wood –running his own consulting business – was with the firm for seven years.

The fund firm has some £313.5 billion in assets under management on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from the world.

The business employs more than 3,700 people worldwide in 38 locations in 28 different countries.