Henderson director of multi-asset Tony Lanning is leaving at the end of January to join JPMorgan Asset Management to run its new multi-manager venture.
Head of multi-asset Bill McQuaker will take over as lead manager of the multi-manager absolute return fund.
A Henderson spokesman says: “Since joining Henderson in April 2011, Tony has been a valued member of the multi-asset team. Whilst we are sorry he is leaving, we wish him well for the next step in his career.
“Multi-asset is an important part of our business and we have long had plans in place to increase the resources and size of the team to support our ambitions and enhance our offering to investors.”
The firm says it will shortly announce a number of senior hires for the multi-asset team.
In his new role at JPMAM, Lanning (pictured) will manage the investment portfolios built by the J.P. Morgan Adviser Solutions investment team, which consists of members from J.P. Morgan Asset Management and the J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
The JPM Elite Portfolios will consist of six whole-of-market and actively managed portfolios that are multi-fund. They will be run on a discretionary basis and will be risk-graded.
The JPM Fusion Fund range consists of five whole-of-market fund-of-funds. They will be actively managed with each one positioned at a key point on the risk spectrum.
Both will draw on the asset allocation, fund selection and risk control systems from the J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
Henderson is understood to be making job cuts across the business in a bid to make its business more efficient, but is also adding roles where it sees client demand.