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Howard Trust

General Counsel - Advisory

Schroders plc

London, UK


Howard Trust
John Trousdale
PJT Partners
Ivan Tse
TSE Foundation

Howard’s Biography

Howard Trust is a highly respected lawyer in the financial services industry and served as General Counsel for Schroders plc for over two decades before stepping down in May 2023. He supports the global asset and wealth management company as General Counsel – Advisory.

During Howard’s tenure at Schroders, the company experienced significant growth in scale, with assets under management increasing from circa £100bn to over £700bn. It also expanded its global product reach (most notably in the APAC region), wealth management division and its private assets business, Schroders Capital.

In his role as General Counsel, Howard was responsible for the legal, compliance and governance functions of the firm, as well as advising the board and senior management. He was closely involved in Schroders’ acquisition of several material asset and wealth management businesses, including Cazenove Capital, Greencoat (renewable energy) and BlueOrchard (impact investing). Howard was also a long-standing member of Schroders’ Group Management Committee.

Prior to joining Schroders, Howard was General...
Howard Trust is a highly respected lawyer in the financial services industry and served as General Counsel for Schroders plc for over two decades before stepping down in May 2023. He supports the global asset and wealth management company as General Counsel – Advisory.

During Howard’s tenure at Schroders, the company experienced significant growth in scale, with assets under management increasing from circa £100bn to over £700bn. It also expanded its global product reach (most notably in the APAC region), wealth management division and its private assets business, Schroders Capital.

In his role as General Counsel, Howard was responsible for the legal, compliance and governance functions of the firm, as well as advising the board and senior management. He was closely involved in Schroders’ acquisition of several material asset and wealth management businesses, including Cazenove Capital, Greencoat (renewable energy) and BlueOrchard (impact investing). Howard was also a long-standing member of Schroders’ Group Management Committee.

Prior to joining Schroders, Howard was General Counsel and Board Secretary at Barclays PLC, providing legal and governance support across the entire Barclays group including its retail and institutional businesses, Barclays Capital (investment banking), Barclaycard and all Barclays’ international operations.

Throughout his career, Howard has been at the forefront of the development of the in-house legal function. He established the legal departments at BZW and Barclays from the ground up, and reorganised and revitalised the team at Schroders. He is renowned for his extensive legal knowledge, his analytical skills, and his ability to build, motivate and manage large global teams of professionals.

Away from business, Howard has a particular interest in diversity, social mobility, education and serving the dioceses of Westminster and East Anglia.
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Howard’s Background

Schroders plc
General Counsel - Advisory
May 2023 - Present
London, UK
After overseeing the transition to his successor, Howard stepped down from his executive responsibilities as General Counsel at Schroders and continues to work with the firm in an advisory role.
 
Schroders plc
General Counsel
May 2003 - May 2023
London, UK
Schroders is a global asset and wealth management company with a long history, offering a wide range of asset management services to institutional and individual clients, focusing on delivering sustainable investment solutions.
 
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Accreditation

The Law Society
Solicitor
1981
London, UK
 

Howard’s Education