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Schroders RF bolsters its distribution capabilities

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MEDIA RELEASE: Schroders RF Limited has appointed Yossi Kraemer as head of distribution to drive distribution and fund strategies across the Schroders RF business. Mr Kraemer will be based in Melbourne and will work alongside Michael Vella, CEO of Schroders RF.

In this role Mr Kraemer will also work with two related businesses of Schroders RF – Schroders Capital and RF CorVal – to provide strategic input into developing product and sales strategies. He will directly assist the CEO of Schroders Australia, Sam Hallinan and the CEO of RF CorVal, Rob Rayner in this additional capacity.

Sam Hallinan said the appointment comes as Schroders continues to expand its private credit business in Australia. “Having acquired a 50.1 per cent stake of Schroders RF in July 2021 and now with almost $500 million AUM, Schroders RF is a core element of Schroders Australia’s Private Credit strategy. Hiring Yossi brings dedicated experience to the group to create new funds and drive the growth of our private debt businesses”.

Andrew Roberts, Founder of RF Capital, said: “We welcome Yossi to the team as we continue to see strong growth in real estate debt and increasing investor interest in this asset class. Yossi’s experience will equip us to deliver the right products and service to our clients”.

Rob Rayner, CEO of RF CorVal said: “Having recently added key institutional and private client sales individuals to our group, Yossi joins our broader distribution management team to further develop our sales strategy and strengthen relationships with both institutional and wholesale clients in Australia and globally”.

Mr Kraemer has over 25 years’ experience in global real estate finance and capital markets with extensive experience in real estate structured products and capital raising. He most recently worked at Qualitas where he led the group’s Institutional Capital strategy and fund creation role for almost a decade. He previously worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland in London as Head of Real Estate Capital Markets and Syndications in Europe and prior to that, he held senior roles at Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas.

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