Luke Biermann is a fund manager in Schroders Pan European Small & Mid Cap team. He has managed the Schroder European Smaller Companies Fund since 2011. Luke has co-managed global and international smaller companies strategies since 2021. He also sits on the advisory committee for three of Schroders Global Transformation Range funds. He joined Schroders in 2006 as an analyst for smaller companies. Qualifications: CFA Charterholder; BSc in Computer Science from Bath University.
Bob Kaynor is Head of US Small and Mid Cap Equities and Portfolio Manager at Schroders, which involves being an important part of the investment decision making process and the co-ordination of the analyst team. Robert joined Schroders as a senior equity analyst in 2013, became Research Director in 2014 and Co-Portfolio Manager in 2018 alongside Jenny Jones. He joined Schroders in 2013 and is based in New York. Bob was the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Member at Ballast Capital Group from 2010 to 2013, which involved managing a fundamental long/short portfolio. He was a Managing Director/Portfolio Manager at Ramius Capital Group from 2003 to 2010, which involved co-managing a hedged equity product with a goal of generating non-correlated positive returns whilst managing risk. He was a Partner/Analyst at Barbary Coast Capital Management from 2000 to 2003, which involved co-managing a long/short equity hedge fund focused on small and mid cap equities. He was a Analyst/Assistant Portfolio Manager at RCM Capital Management from 1994 to 2000, which involved working exclusively on a domestic long only small cap product recommending and covering equities. Qualifications: CFA Charterholder; BSc in Economics with Financial Applications from Southern Methodist University.