George W. von Mallinckrodt retired as director of Schroders plc in 2008 after 55 years with the global asset management company, but stayed on as president. Mallinckrodt received an honorary doctor of laws degree in 2011.
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In his career, he focused successfully on strategic challenges and significant value creation opportunities for Schroders, which has more than 200 years of experience in the world’s financial markets.
With Sir Win Bischoff, von Mallinckrodt developed Schroders into one of London’s largest integrated investment banks in the 1980s.
Today, Schroders is focused on asset management and has more than $300 billion in funds under management on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world. It has more than 2,700 employees worldwide in 25 different countries.
Von Mallinckrodt joined the firm in New York in 1954 and moved to London in 1960 to develop the continental European business. He became a director of J. Henry Schroder Wagg & Co. Limited in 1967 and joined the parent company, now Schroders plc, in 1977 with responsibility for the United States, continental Europe and the Middle East.
In 1983, von Mallinckrodt became president and chief executive of Schroders in the United States. In 1984, he was appointed executive chairman of Schroders plc, a position he held until 1995 when he was appointed president.
In 1997, Queen Elizabeth II made him an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of outstanding services rendered over many years to banking and finance.
In recognition of his contributions toward the enhancement of Anglo-German relations, he was awarded both the Officer’s Cross and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.