Janus Henderson has hired Andrew Hendry as its new head of distribution for Asia (ex-Japan), effective February 2022.

Hendry is joining the British fund manager from abrdn, where he served the role of head of distribution for Asia Pacific.

In his new role, Hendry will oversee the overall strategy and management of the company’s distribution functions across Asia, excluding Japan and Australia.

His primary responsibilities will include maintaining, developing and diversifying the distribution business to ensure that the company continue to meet evolving needs of customers.

Additionally, Hendry will focus on developing strategic client partnerships across institutional and intermediary channels.

He will also collaborate with leaders from across the firm to spot and grow opportunities for business development.

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Hendry will be based in Singapore and will report to Janus Henderson Global head of Distribution Suzanne Cain.

Commenting on the appointment, Cain said: “We are excited to welcome Andrew to the firm. His wealth of experience from some of the global asset management industry’s leading firms, coupled with his steadfast client-centric approach, will enable growth in the region and ensure we continue to meet our clients’ evolving needs.

“Andrew’s appointment, in addition to the appointments of Shinichi Aizawa, as Executive Chairman and President of Janus Henderson Investors (Japan), as well as Tomoyasu Tanimoto as Head of Distribution in Japan, demonstrates Janus Henderson’s ongoing commitment to building a best-in-class team and client offering in Asia.”

Prior to joining abrdn, Hendry has worked at Westoun Advisors, M&G Investments, and Capital Group.

Janus Henderson was established in 2017 through the merger of investment firms Janus Capital and Henderson Group.

Earlier this year, the firm selected BNY Mellon’s global data management platform in a bid to create a unified data store.

BNY Mellon’s platform enables clients to centralise and manage complex investment assets.