Schroder Investment Management Limited operates as an investment management firm. The company invests in a broad range of asset classes across equities, fixed income, multi-asset, alternatives, and property. Schroders has over $850bn worth of assets under Management (AUM).
The Power of Data Virtualization
Over the last few years, there has been a strong focus on environment, social, and governance (ESG) concerns. As an investment company, Schroders tries to ensure that its investments go toward companies that are well-governed and socially as well as environmentally compliant. One of Schroders’ challenges was the inability to effectively integrate third-party data sources that are needed in conjunction with internal data sources to create ESG models for gaining a fuller understanding of the companies in which Schroders invests. This acted as a trigger to introduce the Denodo Platform to the organization.
The Denodo Platform’s data virtualization layer integrates all kinds of data sources, regardless of the data format, in an efficient and intuitive way. By using APIs through the Denodo Platform, Schroders can also connect internal proprietary models that have been developed in different departments of the organization, for holistic investment analysis. Since its implementation, the Denodo Platform has enabled Schroders to produce ESG views of its portfolios in record time, enabling the company to compare market signals with its proprietary models. This has enabled fund managers to manage the ESG risk of their portfolios, making investment decisions to reduce exposure to industries that are harming the planet or have a high social-cost-to-impact ratio. Schroders is also now on track to unlock enterprise data for secondary reuse by analytics and quantitative teams to create an internal sharing economy.