Schroders has made a strong move to increase the quantitative analysis capabilities of its fixed income team with two new hires, the firm has announced.

Jean-Christophe Alario joins as a quantitative analyst, while graduate Marcus Jennings has also been assigned to the team in a newly created strategist role.

Alario, who has experience at Pictet Asset Management and Rogge Global Partners, will be responsible for developing models and tools to aid the bond team. He will report to Paul Grainger, head of global multi-sector fixed income.

Meanwhile, Jennings will focus on growing in-depth analysis of global markets and economies. He will report to the firm’s head of global macro strategy, Bob Jolly.