Henderson hires Rob Gambi as CIO

17 October 2013   Category: News, Asia, Global, USA   By Asia Asset Management

Henderson Global Investments has further strengthened its executive management team with the appointment of Rob Gambi as chief investment officer as it continues its growth plans across global markets. He will focus on the leadership and development of Henderson’s investment capabilities globally, including its growing resources in the US and Asia. 
Mr. Gambi joins from UBS Global Asset Management where he was a group managing director and global head of fixed income with responsibility for over US$230 billion. In addition he was a member of the executive committee of the company.
Previous to this, he was head of equities and head of fixed income at AMP Asset Management (AMPAM) and Henderson. He will report directly to Henderson CEO Andrew Formica and also sit on the firm’s executive committee. He is due to start at the company in 2014. 
Commenting on Mr. Gambi’s appointment Andrew Formica, chief executive of Henderson, says: “Rob is a highly regarded investment professional and is recognised for both his investment and business acumen. His role at UBS incorporated managing teams spread throughout the globe with members of his team in the UK, continental Europe, Asia, Australia and America. His global knowledge is a critical attraction to us as we continue the development of our international businesses including a greater number of our investment professionals residing in locations outside of our London office. 
“We have laid strong foundations over the past few years by streamlining and simplifying the business. The result is that we are focused on our core strengths in Global and European equities, absolute return, multi-asset and global fixed income. With the current momentum in the business, and with Rob’s help, we are well set for our next phase of growth.” 
Mr. Gambi adds: “I have known Andrew since he moved to the UK at AMPAM in 1995 and have been impressed with Henderson’s progress under his leadership. I am excited to be joining a business with strong foundations and I am looking forward to playing a part in the next phase of its development as a truly global asset manager.”