Schroders Plc operates as a global asset management company. It operates through the following segments: Asset Management, Wealth Management, and Group. The Asset Management segment comprises of investment management including advisory services, equity products, fixed income securities, multi-asset investments, property and alternative asset classes such as commodities, private equity and funds of hedge funds. The Wealth Management segment comprises of investment management, financial planning, and banking services provided to high net worth individuals and charities. The Group segment comprises of the group's investment capital and treasury management activities, insurance arrangements and the management costs associated with governance and corporate management. The company was founded in 1804 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.