Janus Henderson announces a raft of promotions within Australian institutional team


Janus Henderson Investors (NYSE: JHG, ASX: JHG) has announced a raft of promotions to support the ongoing growth of its institutional business in Australia. Over the past five years, the Australian institutional business has grown to in excess of A$23 billion and is diversified across alternatives, fixed interest and equities.

The three new promotions include:

  • Tom Kelly has been promoted to the Head of Institutional Distribution for Australia, reporting to country head, Matt Gaden. Tom joined the firm in 2016 as an Institutional Sales Director and since June 2020 has been driving the strategy for the Institutional Business channel. In his new role, Tom will lead the Institutional Distribution team with a focus on continuing to work closely with institutional clients to deliver increasingly tailored solutions to meet their needs.
  • Jaxon Rudduck has been promoted to the Head of Consultant Relations for Australia. Jaxon has been playing an increasing role in broadening the relationships with institutional asset consultants in addition to his role of managing retail research. In his new role, Jaxon will continue to work to deepen relationships with both local and global consultants and connect them with the company’s investment teams.
  • Fawzul Ahmed has been promoted to Senior Client Account Manager. Fawzul is a part of the Client Account Management team led by Harry Wall. The team work closely with all of Janus Henderson’s institutional clients to address client needs on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual timeframe and achieve optimal outcomes.

Commenting on the promotions, Matt Gaden, Head of Australia, Janus Henderson said: “With the ongoing consolidation in the market leading to fewer but larger funds, it has become increasingly important that we are able to connect with the market and our clients to solve problems or challenges, as opposed to simply pushing a product. This solutions-led approach seems to resonate with the larger super funds, while our highly differentiated strategies such as our Global Multi Strategy offering are meeting otherwise unmet needs for differentiated solutions for the smaller to mid-size funds.

“Our efforts to further grow and diversify the Institutional book will be dependent on our ability to tailor outcomes for clients or meet a need with differentiated strategies.

“These promotions reinforce the firm’s commitment to growing its institutional business in Australia, as it is a critical component to our long-term vision for growth,” he concluded.

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