Schroders RF is a leading alternative lending platform to the real estate market specialising in financing for commercial, retail, industrial and residential developments and investments across the east coast of Australia.
Schroders RF is a joint venture between Schroder Investment Management Australia Limited (Schroders) and the RF Group of companies (RF Group).
RF Group is an alternative asset manager with global capabilities in real estate and credit management throughout Australia, UK/Europe and the Middle East. RF Group represents the family interests of the Roberts Family, who established Multiplex and then sold that business to Brookfield in 2007. RF purchased Eclipse Prudent Mortgage Corporation Limited (EPMCL) in September 2016, at that stage the business had been established since 1999. The business was then renamed RF Eclipse Limited and has since expanded its origination, credit and loan management capacity to provide loans in Queensland and Victoria in addition to its traditional NSW base. Annual origination of loans for investment across various portfolios managed by the business are now in excess of $250m.
RF Eclipse Limited and Schroders joined forces in a joint venture on 1 July 2021.
Schroders is a wholly owned subsidiary of Schroders plc. Globally, the Schroders Group manages over $1,056b (as at 30 June 2021). Between September 2016 and June 2021 RF Group fully owned this business and in June 2021 sold a 50.1% interest to Schroders Group.
Schroders RF Limited manages the Schroders RF Select Credit Fund and the Schroders Real Estate Debt Fund. The RF Schroders Select Credit Fund has retail and a number of smaller institutions and family offices as its investors, while the Schroders Real Estate Debt Fund has a number of internal investment mandates from the parent entity amounting to approximately $225m.