Janus Henderson has announced in a press release the appointment of Andrew Hendry as Head of Distribution in Asia (ex-Japan). He will join the firm in February 2022 and will be based in Singapore, from where he will report to Suzanne Cain, Global Head of Distribution.
In his new role, Hendry will be responsible for the overall strategy and management of Janus Henderson’s distribution functions across Asia (excluding Japan and Australia). The firm has explained that his primary focus will be to “maintain, grow and diversify” the distribution business to ensure they continue to meet their clients’ evolving needs. He will also “develop strategic client partnerships across institutional and intermediary channels” and work collaboratively with leaders from across the firm to identify and cultivate business development opportunities.
With 23 years of global experience, Hendry will be joining from abrdn, where he was most recently the Head of Distribution – Asia Pacific. He has previously worked at Westoun Advisors, M&G Investments and started his career at Capital Group.
“We are excited to welcome Andrew to the firm. His wealth of experience from some of the global asset management industry’s leading firms, coupled with his steadfast client-centric approach, will enable growth in the region and ensure we continue to meet our clients’ evolving needs”, said Cain.
She also commented that Hendry’s appointment, in addition to the appointments of Shinichi Aizawa as Executive Chairman and President of Janus Henderson Investors (Japan), as well as Tomoyasu Tanimoto as Head of Distribution in Japan, “demonstrates Janus Henderson’s ongoing commitment to building a best-in-class team and client offering in Asia.”
The announcement follows several key hires across the Global Distribution team so far this year, including the Global Head of Consultant Relations, Global Head of Client Experience, Head of North America Institutional, Director of Institutional Solutions in Australia, and Deputy Head of Investment Trusts.