Schroders RF bolsters distribution team

Yossi Kraemer
Schroders RF - Head of Distribution
Date: 3 May 2022
Position: Head of Distribution
By Elizabeth Fry

Schroders' alternative lending platform to the real estate market has appointed Yossi Kraemer as head of distribution.

Kraemer will work alongside Michael Vella, the chief executive of Schroders RF.- a joint venture between Schroder Investment Management Australia and the RF Group.

In this role, Kraemer will also work with two related businesses of Schroders RF - Schroders Capital and RF CorVal - to develop product and sales strategies.

In the new job, he will also assist Schroders Australia boss Sam Hallinan and the chief executive of RF CorVal, Rob Rayner.

Kraemer most recently worked at Qualitas real estate investment management firm where he led the group's Institutional capital strategy for almost a decade. For the last 10 months, he ran product solutions.

He previously worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland in London as head of real estate capital markets and syndications in Europe.

Before that, he served as managing director of Keren Capital, ran ABS trading and syndicate at Credit Suisse, and was an associate of securitisation at BNP Paribas.

Sam Hallinan said the appointment comes as Schroders continues to expand its private credit business in Australia.

"Having acquired a 50.1 percent 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," he said.

"Hiring Yossi brings dedicated experience to the group to create new funds and drive the growth of our private debt businesses.

"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," added Rayner.