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For small- and medium- sized pensions schemes, accessing private credit and its consistent income streams and potential for higher yields can be difficult.

However, Schroders believes private credit is no longer the preserve of just large schemes. In this webinar, Russell Smith, co-head of UK institutional at Schroders and Jeremy Knox, investment director at Schroder Adveq – the private equity and debt platform of Schroders – will examine the market dynamics that are making private credit an attractive opportunity.

They will also deliver their thoughts on how to access a diversified mix of private credit assets that all schemes can take advantage of either as a standalone allocation for yield generation, or as a component of a cashflow-driven investment strategy.

Stapleton Jonathan

Jonathan Stapleton,

Editor, Professional Pensions

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Jonathan is editor of Professional Pensions and has been reporting on UK occupational pensions since 2001. He has won a number of awards during his career, most recently the SPP Trade Journalist of the Year Award in 2019. He is also holder of the PMI's Retirement Provision Certificate.

Jeremy Knox

Jeremy Knox,

Senior Investment Director, Schroder Adveq

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Jeremy Knox is responsible for Schroder Adveq's buyout, turnaround and private debt investment activities across primary funds, secondaries, and co-investments.
Prior to joining Schroder Adveq in 2016, Jeremy spent 7 years as a Director in the investment arm of PartnerRe Ltd., where he was responsible for private equity and debt investments in primary funds and co-investments. Prior to PartnerRe, Jeremy worked in the Investment Banking group of Fox-Pitt Kelton where he focused on transactions within the financial services industry.
Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College, US.


Russell Smith,

co-head of UK Institutional Business, Schroders

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Russell Smith is Co-Head of UK Institutional at Schroders, responsible for the management of the business and all aspects of our proposition for UK and Ireland pension scheme and insurance companies. Previously Russell has been Head of UK Institutional Clients and also Head of UK & Ireland Consultant Relations.  Russell joined Schroders in 2008 and is based in London.

Prior to joining Schroders, Russell was Business Development Manager at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) from 2007 to 2008, marketing and selling a range of passive, fixed income and LDI based products to UK clients and developing relationships with UK based consultants.

He was LDI Product Specialist at Legal & General Investment Management from 2005 to 2007, with a focal role in engaging with product development and distribution within the UK market (consultants and clients) as the LDI market became established.
He was Client Account Manager at Legal & General Investment Management from 2004 to 2005 with responsibility for developing relationships for a number of UK Pension Fund institutional client accounts.
He joined LGIM in 2001 undertaking a variety of roles across RFP, Business Development, Consultant Relations and Client Service support.

Qualifications: IMC Investment Management Certificate CFA Society United Kingdom; BA (Hons) Business Studies from Sheffield Hallam University.


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