Janus Henderson Investors has appointed Alex Barr to join its UK multi-asset and alternatives team in London where he will be a senior portfolio manager.
He starts in July 2019 and joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was global head of private markets and real estate investment oversight.
Barr has 26 years of experience in financial markets, specialising in alternative assets and was previously head of private equity at Aberdeen Asset Management and lead manager of Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Ltd.
Barr will report to head of multi-asset investments Paul O’Connor and work alongside James de Bunsen and Peter Webster, as co-manager on a number of multi-asset alternatives funds, including the Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc.
Commenting on the appointment, Janus Henderson Investors head of multi-asset investments Paul O’Connor says: “We are excited to be adding someone of Alex’s calibre and background to our already highly regarded multi-asset alternatives team.
“Alex brings a wealth of private markets experience to the team, which will allow us to further build on our performance track record, enhance our quality of service to clients and grow our multi-asset capabilities.”
Janus Henderson Group is a global active asset manager with approximately US$328.5bn (£254bn) in assets under management as at 31 December 2018.