Reflecting the Schroders Group's strong capital position and financial performance, the Board has declared an interim dividend of 37.0 pence per share (H1 2020: 35.0 pence per share). The dividend will be paid on 23 September 2021 to shareholders on the register at 20 August 2021.
Other financial highlights include:
- Delivered strong results with profit before tax and exceptional items of £407.5 million in the first six months of 2021.
- Client investment performance remained strong with 87% of assets outperforming their relevant comparator over one year, 75% over three years and 82% over five years, demonstrating the value of an active investment management approach.
- Generated net new business of £17.9 billion, as assets under management increased 6% to a new high of £700.4 billion. Excluding joint ventures and associates, they generated net new business of £10.5 billion and assets under management reached £602.4 billion.