London 17th July 2018

The Disruption House (TDH) to support Schroders’ innovation programme

First Asset Management firm to join the TDH community

TDH is delighted to announce Schroders have signed with them to support the firm’s startup engagement goals. Schroders is the first asset management business to use TDH, and is part of a growing group of financial firms looking at the TDH Platform and TDH Scorecards to assess the capabilities of new technology providers.

Stewart Carmichael, Chief Technology Officer at Schroders said. “We are committed to a programme of innovation throughout the firm and are keen to work with appropriate early stage companies. One of the challenges we face is having the time to evaluate all the options under consideration, when there are so many startups offering similar services. We were impressed by TDH’s approach which we believe provides a deep and objective assessment of the capabilities of new technology vendors. We hope that the accelerated market scanning and the company assessments will help us to identify and evaluate innovative startups quickly and effectively.”

Rupert Bull, co-founder and CEO at The Disruption House commented. “We are excited to be supporting Schroders’ innovation agenda and as our first asset management firm we are delighted to welcome them on board. Their commitment is a further significant affirmation of the overall TDH concept. Our proven data driven approach underpins everything we do, enabling us to deliver comprehensive market access, together with validated and objective assessments of new technology providers. We believe this capability helps our clients to mitigate against the financial and reputation risks typically associated when engaging with new or developing businesses. We look forward to collaborating with Schroders’ on their technology innovation evaluation and engagement programme.


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About The Disruption House

The Disruption House is a specialist benchmarking and data analytics business for early stage and developing financial services technology providers. The firm was founded by Rupert Bull and Chris Corson based on their experiences and insights as entrepreneurs and bankers into the challenges that both new ventures and established organisations have around identifying and engaging with each other. Rupert has over 25 years’ experience in the international Fintech world and was a founding member of the highly successful Expand Research company which was acquired by the Boston Consulting Group in 2011. Chris has over 23 years banking experience at Credit Suisse and as a senior Managing Director and head of the Emerging Markets business globally. He was also a member of the management team for the Global Fixed Income business.

About Schroders plc

As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients’ needs. That’s why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients.

Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £447.0 billion (€503.6 billion/$604.7 billion)* of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 4,600 people across six continents who focus on doing just this.

We are a global business that’s managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. For over 200 years and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients’ needs and interests.

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*as at 31 December 2017

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