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Henderson appoints

Henderson Global Investors has appointed David Bennett as director of institutional sales in Asia, replacing Richard Clarke who recently resigned from his role.

Based in Singapore, Bennett will focus on expanding Henderson’s institutional business outside of China and Japan.

Charles Zhao and Shiro Tsubota will remain in their respective roles as director of institutional sales China, and chief executive of Henderson’s Japan office. 

Bennett joins Henderson from Barclays, where he was responsible for the prime service division’s capital solutions efforts in Asia, covering Asian institutional investors and their hedge fund programs. 

Prior to Barclays, he had established an alternatives advisory team within the institutional sales division at Hana Daetoo Securities, and also worked for an investment advisory boutique in Singapore.

He reports to Alex Henderson, managing director, Asia. 

“His expertise in developing investment solutions for institutional clients will be critical as we implement our Asian growth strategy over the next five years,” Henderson said.

Some of Henderson’s funds with Asia-Pacific regional focus include Henderson Asia Pacific Property Equities Fund, Henderson Horizon Asian Dividend Income Fund, Henderson Horizon Asian Growth Fund, Henderson Horizon Asia Pacific Property Equities Fund, and Henderson Pacific Dragon Fund.

The investment manager also offers China and Japan-focused products such as Henderson Horizon China Fund and the Henderson Horizon Japanese Equity Fund.

Henderson also filled another senior position. The firm poached First State Investment’s senior portfolio manager Glen Finegan to head emerging market equities.
Based in the UK, Finegan will join the Henderson team on 5 January and will be responsible for managing $1.7bn in global emerging markets’ equities.
As of 30 September, Henderson managed £76.6bn ($122.3bn) in assets on behalf of clients in the UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America.

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