AMP Capital welcomes two new additions to leadership team

19 December 2013   Category: News, Asia, Global   By Asia Asset Management

Sean Henaghan and Mark Beardow will be appointed to the AMP Capital leadership team from January 1, 2014, reporting to AMP Capital CEO Stephen Dunne.

Mr. Henaghan will become head of the multi asset group. In this role he will be responsible for the flagship diversified funds range, strategy and economic insights and also lead the team responsible for client portfolio management solutions across all asset classes. He has been promoted from his current role of head of multi manager and investment solutions.

Mr. Henaghan moved to AMP Capital in early 2006, prior to which he spent 12 years at Watson Wyatt in New Zealand, Hong Kong, London, and for the last four years in Sydney. In his most recent role at Watson Wyatt, he was a director of research with responsibility for the Asia Pacific region. 

In addition, Mr. Beardow has been promoted to the role of head of the specialist investment teams. He is presently AMP Capital’s head of fixed income and in this new role he will now also have the added responsibility for managing AMP Capital’s highly rated fundamental equities and multi strategy global investment management teams.

Mr. Beardow joined AMP Capital’s credit markets team in 1998 and during this time developed a highly regarded specialist credit capability. He brings international experience to his role, having worked in London for Credit Suisse Financial Products and Swiss Bank Corporation in credit risk management and quantitative analysis positions.

The appointments follow David Kiddie’s decision to relocate to the UK to join his family.

AMP Capital CEO Stephen Dunne said the appointments reflect the high calibre of investment professionals within AMP Capital. 

“I am very pleased that both Sean and Mark are joining the AMP Capital leadership team.  Both are highly experienced and talented investment professionals, who are focused on providing compelling investment solutions to our clients. I have worked closely with both of them for many years and look forward to the valuable insights they will bring to the leadership team,” he said.

Mr. Dunne added: “I’d also like recognise David’s significant contribution to the business since joining in 2009.  He has been instrumental in leading a highly regarded investment team, with key achievements such as the successful integration of AXA Investment Management, bringing AMP Capital’s listed real estate and infrastructure capability in-house and transforming our equity capability. David and I are in discussions about the ways he can continue his involvement with AMP Capital.”