Henderson Global Investors is an international investment company, with a strong reputation and a proud history, going back to 1934. We currently manage £74.7bn and employ more than 850 members of staff worldwide, of which more than 250 are investment professionals.*
As a pure asset management house, we know what investors want from us: to help them achieve their investment objectives by delivering performance that meets their expectations.
Every investment decision we take has a direct impact on our clients. We have structured ourselves in a way that puts decision-making at the heart of our business. Our fund managers are organised into compact, nimble teams of experts, empowered to make the most of any opportunity without the hindrance of a 'house style' or approval committee.
Every day, our fund managers make decisions about the investments within their portfolios. We provide them with the information, resources and the infrastructure they require. Ideas are shared, but responsibility and accountability lie firmly with the fund managers.
This culture of accountability and autonomy does not suit every type of manager. We employ those who thrive on taking responsibility. Our focus on the quality of our investment decision making means that decisions are taken in a considered way, mindful of the risks, yet alive to the opportunities. Sometimes it is best to do nothing, but even that should be a positive and considered decision rather than the result of inertia.
It is the Henderson blend of highly skilled, experienced investment professionals organised for better decision making with access to some of the best information and risk monitoring systems that makes us who we are.
With a history spanning almost 80 years, Henderson carries a heritage, values and corporate strength that our clients find reassuring. Founded in the midst of the 1930s financial crisis, Henderson has weathered every financial storm since. Today, Henderson is a lean, collaborative company with a global reach focused on delivering performance for our clients. Over the years, we have recognised that the only way to retain the trust of our clients is through the quality of our investment decisions. This insight underpins the risk-aware decisiveness that has become the Henderson hallmark.
* Henderson Global Investors at 31 December 2014