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Janus Henderson chooses ex-UBS CIO Michael Ho as global head of multiasset, alternatives

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

The $378bn Anglo-American fund manager Janus Henderson Investors has appointed Michael Ho as its global head of multi-asset and alternatives and as the newest addition to the group's executive committee.

Michael Ho, formerly chief investment officer for investment solutions and multi-asset funds at UBS Asset Management, will join Janus Henderson in January, the company said in a statement. Based in London, he will take a seat on the company's executive committee.

The press release from the active asset manager quoted Enrique Chang, Janus Henderson Global Chief Investment Officer as saying: "We believe Michael has the right investment and research expertise, as well as management experience, to continue building our growing multi-asset and alternatives team into a globally cohesive, client-focused investment business."

Prior to UBS, he was CIO for alternatives, global macro and active emerging markets at State Street Global Advisors.

He also held senior MD and portfolio manager roles at the firm, having worked there for five years from 2012. Before that, he worked at Mellon Capital Management as CIO.

In his new capacity, Ho will lead the team of Ash Alankar, head of global asset allocation investments, David Elms, who is head of diversified alternatives, and Paul O'Connor, who is head of multi-asset UK.

Janus Henderson, which formed in 2017 from the merger of US Janus Capital and the UK-Australian asset manager Hender......................

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