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 managing director Andrew Formica has been at the helm since November 2008.