Schroders has appointed Tim Hallam as portfolio manager in its Australian private debt team.
In the newly-created role, he would join Nicole Kidd, head of private debt Australia, to grow and manage Schroders’ private debt capability in Australia.
Hallam joined from the Federal Government’s Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) where he was most recently executive director, responsible for the origination and execution of loans benefitting Northern Australia.
Before that, he spent over 30 years in Australia’s banking sector including holding senior leadership roles at Macquarie Bank and RBC Capital Markets.
Kidd said Hallam’s significant experience in financial markets, and his background in executing new offerings, would assist in the continued development, growth and management of Schroders’ private debt capability in Australia.
“Tim has a wealth of knowledge and relationships in Australia’s financial markets and brings extensive experience in public and private sector financing of structured, corporate and leveraged deals across all parts of the capital structure,” Kidd said.
“His experience, relationships and skill set make him a good fit for the Schroders team which strives to deliver high quality outcomes for client portfolios.”
Simon Doyle, head of fixed income and multi-asset, said the appointment of Hallam would help strengthen Schroders’ private debt capability in Australia.
“Nicole has made tremendous progress in establishing our capability in the Australian Private debt space, and with Tim joining the team we are extremely well placed to deliver for our clients in 2021 and beyond,” Doyle said.
“Having investors of Nicole and Tim’s calibre at the core of our capability is central to our goal of becoming a formidable player in the Australian private debt market.”