Henderson Global Investors, has hired Rob Adams to spearhead its investment management business in Australia.

The development of a pure funds management business in Australia is part of Henderson’s strategy to grow its footprint in high-value markets in the Asia Pacific region, including China, Japan and Australia. Together with additional hires to be announced in due course, Rob will be responsible for developing and directing the business strategy.

Rob has over 20 years experience in the industry both in Australia and the UK. Most recently, he was chief executive at Challenger Funds Management. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at Colonial First State Investments where he was responsible for all sales, marketing and product development activities for the firm. During his last three years at Colonial First State, he was CEO of First State Investments UK, having created that firm following the acquisition and successful integration of Edinburgh-based Stewart Ivory in 2000.

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