Janus Henderson Investors has appointed David Whitehair as Director of Institutional Business, Defined Contribution (DC) within their EMEA Institutional Team. David will be based in London and report to Anil Shenoy, Head of UK Institutional.

David will fulfil a new role, identifying opportunities to further develop Janus Henderson’s offering to DC investors. He will provide strategic input to product development and marketing initiatives and build on existing inks with DC investment platforms, trustees and consultants.

David was most recently Director of DC Strategy at Franklin Templeton, where he was responsible for working with investment teams to design products across the accumulation and decumulation phases of investing. Prior to Franklin Templeton, David was at Fidelity International for over ten years, latterly as a Senior DC Business Development Manager, where he was responsible for securing and implementing DC investment only schemes.

David is a graduate of University College London and holds the Investment Management Certificate.

Commenting on the appointment, Anil Shenoy, Head of UK Institutional said, “The DC investment market continues to develop; particularly following pension freedom legislation, Master Trust consolidation and the continued growth in assets.  We are committed to working with clients and their advisors to develop investment solutions that meet their specific needs. David brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and relationships that will help our existing Institutional team to further focus on the needs of DC investors.”

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Janus Henderson Group (JHG) is a leading global active asset manager dedicated to helping investors achieve long-term financial goals through a broad range of investment solutions, including equities, fixed income, quantitative equities, multi-asset and alternative asset class strategies.

Janus Henderson has approximately US$374.8bn in assets under management (at 31 December 2019), more than 2,000 employees, and offices in 28 cities worldwide. Headquartered in London, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).