Henderson Global Investors has strengthened the European equities team by promoting James Ross to co-manager of the €3.9bn Henderson Horizon Pan European Equity Fund. The fund has been managed by Tim Stevenson since its inception in 2001 and over this period Tim has delivered top-decile performance returning 162.0% against an index return of 88.3%.
The Fund's investment objective is to seek long term capital appreciation by investing at least 75% of its total assets in equity securities. The fund may invest in shares of European (including UK) companies in any industry.
James has been with Henderson since joining the graduate scheme in 2007 and has been co-manager on the Henderson UK Alpha Fund since January 2013. Since taking over management of the fund, alongside his co-manager Neil Hermon, James has delivered top-quartile performance with the fund delivering 48.0% against an index return of 28.2%.
Commenting on the appointment, Stevenson said, “Having worked with James for the past 10 years, I am very pleased to bring him on to the fund to work alongside me. James and I share a common investment philosophy and with his help I feel confident we can continue our successful track record of finding good quality growth companies in an increasingly tough market.”
Neil Hermon will assume lead management of the Henderson UK Alpha Fund with immediate effect and has appointed Indriatti van Hien as deputy fund manager on the fund. Indriatti has worked alongside Neil and James for the last four years and has played an increasingly important role on the fund.