Alex Crooke was appointed Head of Global Equity Income in 2013, bringing together all the equity focussed income teams within Henderson. Alex joined Henderson in 1994 as an Associate Director of Investment Trusts after starting his investment career as a US investment analyst with Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1990. He was recruited by Henderson to co-manage the UK assets of an Investment Trust. His role broadened out within Henderson to become fund manager for a number of income based funds. Alex has been managing Trusts at Henderson for 18 years and is co-manager and lead manager on a number of funds. Alex graduated from Manchester University with a BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics and is an Associate Member of the Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP).