Henderson Global Investors Limited

Henderson Group is the holding company of the investment management group Henderson Global Investors. Henderson Global Investors (Henderson) is a leading independent global asset management firm. The company provides its institutional, retail and high net-worth clients access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, property and private equity. With its principal place of business in London, Henderson is one of Europe`s largest investment managers, with £56.4 billion assets under management (as at 30 June 2010) and employs around 930 people worldwide.

Company details

201 Bishopsgate , London , United Kingdom EC2M 3AE United Kingdom

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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Finance
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1934

Henderson Group is the holding company of the investment management group Henderson Global Investors.

Henderson Group's principal place of business is in London and since December 2003 has been listed on the London Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange - appearing in the FTSE 250 and ASX 100 indices. Henderson Group has approximately 40,000 shareholders worldwide. Since 31 October 2008, the Group has been incorporated in Jersey.

Established in 1934 to administer the estates of Alexander Henderson, the first Lord Faringdon, Henderson Global Investors (Henderson) is a leading independent global asset management firm. The company provides its institutional, retail and high net-worth clients access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, property and alternative investments. With its principal place of business in London, Henderson is one of Europe's largest investment managers, with £75.2 billion assets under management and employs around 1,000 people worldwide (as at 31 December 2013).

In Europe, Henderson has offices in Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Zurich and London. Henderson has had a presence in North America since 1999, when it acquired US real estate investment manager Phoenix Realty Advisers, and has offices in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia. In Asia, Henderson has offices in New Delhi, Singapore (Asia headquarters), Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing as well as in Sydney, Australia.

With investment expertise across every asset class, Henderson's skilful investment managers invest in every major market around the globe. They are supported by a global team of researchers and economists who have a keen understanding of the economic forces driving the security markets and who undertake rigorous sector and theme analysis. Underpinning this process is a comprehensive risk-control framework to ensure that investment views are translated into portfolios managed in line with investors' risk and return requirements.

Founded to administer the estates of Alexander Henderson, the first Lord Faringdon, Henderson Global Investors (Henderson) has been managing investments since 1934 and managing pension funds since 1975. It became a public company in 1983 and in 1992 acquired Touche Remnant from Société Générale, an acquisition that established Henderson as the UK's leading investment trust manager.

In March 1998, Henderson was acquired by AMP and was subsequently integrated with AMP Asset Management's operations in the UK and Australasia as Henderson Global Investors.

When AMP demerged in December 2003, the Australian and New Zealand investment management operations were retained by AMP, whilst the UK, European, North American and Asian operations became the HHG Group.

On listing the group comprised:

  • Henderson Global Investors, a leading UK-based investment manager
  • Life Services comprising the life and pension books of Pearl Assurance plc, NPI Limited, National Provident Life Limited and London Life Limited, which are closed to new business, and HHG Services Limited, which provides administration services to the life companies
  • The financial advisory firm, Towry Law
  • In April 2004, HHG sold its 50% joint venture holding in Virgin Money Group to Virgin Group, the joint venture partner.
  • In April 2005, HHG sold its Life Services business and changed its name to Henderson Group.
  • In December 2005, Henderson Group entered into an agreement to sell Towry Law UK. The sale was completed in May 2006.
  • Since 31 October 2008, the Group has been incorporated in Jersey and tax-resident in the Republic of Ireland.
  • On 9 April 2009 Henderson Group completed the acquisition of UK based New Star Asset Management Group PLC which has increased our UK retail presence.
  • On 4 April 2011 Henderson Group completed the acquisition of UK based Gartmore Group Limited which reinforces Henderson's position as a diversified fund management group with product strength in traditional long-only and absolute return offerings.
  • Henderson Global Investors principal place of business is in London, where Chief Executive Officer Andrew Formica has been at the helm since November 2008.

Henderson Group is the holding company of the investment management group Henderson Global Investors.

Henderson Group's principal place of business is in London and since December 2003 has been listed on the London Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange - appearing in the FTSE 250 and ASX 100 indices. Henderson Group has approximately 40,000 shareholders worldwide. Since 31 October 2008, the Group has been incorporated in Jersey.

Established in 1934 to administer the estates of Alexander Henderson, the first Lord Faringdon, Henderson Global Investors (Henderson) is a leading independent global asset management firm. The company provides its institutional, retail and high net-worth clients access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, property and alternative investments. With its principal place of business in London, Henderson is one of Europe's largest investment managers, with £79.2 billion assets under management and employs around 1,000 people worldwide (as at 31 March 2014).

*Includes AUM which is subject to the TIAA-CREF transactions.

In Europe, Henderson has offices in Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Vienna, Zurich and London. Henderson has had a presence in North America since 1999, when it acquired US real estate investment manager Phoenix Realty Advisers, and has offices in Boston, Chicago, Hartford and Philadelphia. In Asia, Henderson has offices in New Delhi, Singapore (Asia headquarters), Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing as well as in Sydney, Australia.

With investment expertise across every asset class, Henderson's skilful investment managers invest in every major market around the globe. They are supported by a global team of researchers and economists who have a keen understanding of the economic forces driving the security markets and who undertake rigorous sector and theme analysis. Underpinning this process is a comprehensive risk-control framework to ensure that investment views are translated into portfolios managed in line with investors' risk and return requirements.

Our five year plan is to focus on growth and globalisation

Our mission
A trusted global asset manager focused on delivering excellent performance and service to our clients.

Our philosophy
Active fund management with our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do.

By 2018…

  • We will have created a truly global footprint, infrastructure and mind-set
  • We will have achieved in excess of 5% growth per annum in net new money over five years
  • Coupled with normal market conditions, we will have doubled AUM.

Our guiding principles

  • Collaboration: We believe in working together and sharing knowledge so our clients benefit from the combined force of the whole company
  • Conviction: We demand passion, belief and energy from all our people. We have no house style to constrain the expertise of our investment professionals
  • Responsibility: We know that performance, service and trust all flows from taking personal and collective responsibility always in the service of our clients’ needs.

How?

Develop our global business
Increasingly, investors are looking at the global marketplace when searching for the best returns rather than being constrained by their domestic market. We aim to build our distribution coverage around the world in areas where we can make the best use of our talents and resources to add value to our clients.

Shape our product offering to meet the future needs of our clients
Leveraging our expertise across our core capabilities, we aim to broaden our product set in response to clients’ income and return objectives. Our approach will encompass strategic, global product developments, with the launch of global equity long/short and unconstrained bond funds, as well as tactical, regional offerings such as Asian equity and agriculture.

Continue to deliver a first-class service
Clients are at the heart of everything we do. We will continue to invest in initiatives to improve our client experience, to embed a culture of treating customers fairly across our business and to improve our research and feedback processes to further enhance our understanding of client needs.

Continue to operate efficiently
We will continue to provide good returns to shareholders through the market cycle by exercising strong financial management – ensuring we balance investment in growth initiatives against delivering strong financial results.