Henderson builds out global fixed income business with hire of US team

Feb 05, 2013, 09:00 ET from Henderson Global Investors

LONDON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International investment manager, Henderson Global Investors, has hired credit manager Kevin Loome and five US credit specialists. The move comes to satisfy increasing demand from Henderson's global client base and for Henderson to build on its success in European fixed income.

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The team joins from Delaware Investments and consists of:

  • Kevin Loome – Head of Credit, US
  • Charles Devereux – Head Analyst
  • Devon Everhart – Senior Analyst
  • Douglas Zinser – Senior Analyst
  • Matthew Fanandakis – Analyst
  • Gregg Gola – Trader/Analyst

The team will be based in Philadelphia and Kevin will report to global Head of Credit, Stephen Thariyan, with the remaining team reporting to Kevin.

Commenting on the hires Jim Irvine, Henderson's Head of Fixed Income said, "Given the increasing client demand for global credit strategies and a desire to build upon the success of our existing credit team, we have long intended to build out a truly global fixed income platform. It was important to us that we did so by sourcing not only a team with competitive performance across the retail and institutional market but also one that would be a cultural fit with our existing team. Kevin and team are a perfect fit. They have worked together for over five years and will be an excellent addition to Stephen's existing team."

Stephen Thariyan added, "The world order has changed dramatically since 2008 and will not revert. Clients have understandably sought out those managers that can provide alpha consistently. We have built a European credit team that provides this. Kevin and team have done just the same on a US basis. Bringing the two together will enable us to go to our clients with a complete global credit product range."

Of Henderson's $104.7 billion in assets under management, $27.4 billion is in fixed income assets. In the three years to September 30, 2012, 85 percent of fixed income assets under management met or exceeded their benchmark. (Source: Henderson Group Interim Management Statement, November 1, 2012)

About Henderson Global Investors
Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc. ("Henderson") is the US subsidiary of Henderson Group, the holding company of the investment management group Henderson Global Investors, a London-based global investment management firm established in 1934. With $104.7 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2012, offices in 16 countries and around 1060 employees worldwide, Henderson Global Investors follows a client-led philosophy while providing its institutional, retail and high net worth clients with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes.

Since 2001, Henderson has been offering US investors the opportunity to "own a piece of the world" through its family of globally focused mutual funds. Henderson follows a differentiated, opportunistic investment philosophy combining local knowledge with worldwide reach. For more information, visit www.hendersonglobalinvestors.com.

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