Charles Somers is a Portfolio Manager/Global Sector Specialist at Schroders, which involves managing the Global Alpha Plus strategy, Global Sustainable Growth strategy and number of specialist institutional global equity portfolios. He also has global sector responsibility for consumer staples as one of the team’s Global Sector Specialists. He joined Schroders in 1998 and is based in London. Charles was a Portfolio Manager at Intrinsic Value Investors from 2006 to 2008, which involved focussing on long only, boutique value manager focused on European companies. He was an Equity research analyst at Schroders from 1998 to 2006, which involved covering European Consumer stocks. Prior to that worked on US team, specialising in healthcare. Qualifications: BA in Classics.
Katherine Davidson is a Portfolio Manager / Global Sector Specialist at Schroders, which involves covering the consumer discretionary sector and is co-portfolio manager for the team’s Global Sustainable Growth strategy that evolved from the Global Demographic Opportunities strategy, launched in 2010. Katherine was instrumental in the conception, launch and management of both strategies. She joined Schroders in 2008 and is based in London. Katherine was a Research Associate at Schroders from 2008 to 2010, which involves research into demographic trends.