Ashley Lester  Head of Multi-Asset Research - Schroders

Ashley Lester is the Head of Multi-Asset Research at Schroders, which involves responsibility for factor investing strategies (both long-only and long-short), risk premium allocation modelling and the development of proprietary portfolio construction tools. Ashley is Chair of the Strategic Investment Group Multi-Asset (SIGMA) and the Model Review Group. He joined Schroders in 2015 and is based in London. Ashley was the Head of Fixed Income and Multi Asset Research at MSCI from 2013 to 2015, which involved responsibility for fixed income, alternatives and risk methodology in the widely used Barra and RiskMetrics platforms. He was Managing Director and Head of Market Risk Methodology at Morgan Stanley from 2007 to 2013, which involved responsibility for all market risk models used by Morgan Stanley globally to calculate both regulatory capital and economic capital. Major projects included Basel 2.5 and CCAR. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School during 2007. He was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Brown University from 2005 to 2007. Qualifications: PhD in Economics from M.I.T; Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.




ESG & Sustainable Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

May 9, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

Irish Pension Fund Investment & Current Issues             

June 11, 2019

The Westbury, Dublin

Infrastructure & Real Asset Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

June 18, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds             

July 11, 2019                                    Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Credit & Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds  

September 5, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Alternative & Innovative Investment Strategies Conference for Pension Funds 

September 12, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

ESG Investments & Issues for Dutch Pension Funds

September 24, 2019

Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam 

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 3, 2019

7A Strandvägen, Stockholm

Property & Infrastructure Investment Strategies for Pension Funds 

October 10, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds                  

November 7, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

ESG & Topical Investment Issues for Local Authority Pension Investors

November 14, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds 

November 21, 2019

The Met Hotel, Leeds

Private Equity & Debt Investors' Annual Seminar

December 5, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London