Claire Smith, Head of Private Assets Sales, Schroders
Claire Smith is based in Sydney and works with clients to determine how private assets may help them meet their investment goals. Claire joined Schroders in their London office in 2017 as an Investment Director for the infrastructure financing business. She was responsible for global fundraising for the infrastructure debt platform across investment-grade and sub-investment-grade debt there. Before Schroders, Claire was an Associate Director for Macquarie’s infrastructure debt business based in London, which involved raising, structuring and managing commitments from global investors. Before that, Claire spent over a decade at Macquarie in Sydney and held several fund management, structured product and finance roles. With over 19 years of experience, Claire has been involved in developing and implementing structured finance initiatives, managed funds and structured investment solutions for institutional and wholesale clients covering a wide variety of asset classes. Claire holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University.