Schroders expands local private debt team

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MEDIA RELEASE: Schroders has expanded its Australian Private Debt team with the appointment of Tim Hallam as Portfolio Manager. In this newly created role, Mr Hallam will join Nicole Kidd, Head of Private Debt, Australia, in growing and managing Schroders’ private debt capability in Australia commencing on 13 January 2021.  

Mr Hallam joins 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 benefiting Northern Australia. 

Prior to this, Mr Hallam spent over 30 years in Australia’s banking sector including holding senior leadership roles at Macquarie Bank and RBC Capital Markets. 

Ms Kidd said Mr Hallam’s significant experience in financial markets, and his background in executing new offerings, will 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.”

“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.”

This follows the appointment in September 2020 of Ms Kidd as Head of Private Debt, Australia. Ms Kidd is charged with building and developing Schroders’ private debt capabilities in Australia, reporting to Simon Doyle, Head of Fixed Income and Multi-Asset. Ms Kidd has already funded two deals in the short time she has been with Schroders.

Mr Doyle said the appointment of Mr Hallam will help strengthen Schroders’ private debt capability in Australia. 

“We are delighted to welcome Tim to Schroders. 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. 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.”

Mr Hallam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Business (Accounting) from Monash University and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.