Nicola Ralston served as the Head of Global Investment Consulting of Hewitt Associates Inc., from October 2004 to 2006.
Ms. Ralston served as the Head of Global Investment at Schroders. Ms. Ralston oversaw an eight-fold increase in assets under management at Schroders, retired from Schroders in 2001 to spend more time with her family. She remained active in the fund management industry, becoming Chairman of the UK Society of Investment Professionals, the investment management industry’s professional body, from 2002 to 2003. She spent 22 years with Schroders, rising to be Head of investment management in 1999. In the role she had overall responsibility for Schroders’ investment resources worldwide. Ms. Ralston started her financial career in 1977 moving to Schroders in 1979. She has been Chairman of Henderson Eurotrust Plc since March 26, 2014 and also has been its Director since September 1, 2013. She serves as an Executive Director of Liability Solutions. She served as an Executive Manager of Schroders Plc. She serves as a Director of Schroder Emerging Market Debt Opportunity Fund Ltd., and Schroder Japanese Long Short Fund Ltd. She served as a Director of The Edinburgh Investment Trust Plc from September 29, 2003 to July 19, 2013. She served as a Director of Director of Schroder Credit Renaissance Fund Ltd., of Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. Ms. Ralston is a Business Adviser to CSTIM and a director on several hedge funds and a governor of the CFA Institute.