Janus Henderson Investors has appointed Alex Barr to join its UK Multi-Asset and Alternatives team in London. Alex will report to Paul O’Connor, Head of Multi-Asset Investments and work alongside James de Bunsen and Peter Webster, as co-manager on a number of Multi-Asset Alternatives funds, including the Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc, on which Alex will be a Senior Portfolio Manager alongside James de Bunsen and Peter Webster.

Alex joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was Global Head of Private Markets and Real Estate Investment Oversight. Alex has 26 years of experience in financial markets, specialising in alternative assets. Alex previously held the role of Head of Private Equity at Aberdeen Asset Management and lead manager of Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Ltd.

Commenting on the appointment, Paul O’Connor, Head of Multi-Asset Investments said: “We are excited to be adding someone of Alex’s calibre and background to our already highly regarded Multi-Asset Alternatives team. Alex brings a wealth of private markets experience to the team, which will allow us to further build on our performance track record, enhance our quality of service to clients and grow our Multi-Asset capabilities.”

Michael Ho, Global Head of Multi-Asset and Alternatives added: “The continued growth of our Multi-Asset and Alternatives business remains a key strategic priority at Janus Henderson Investors. Alex’s appointment is a good step towards that.”

Alex will join in July 2019.

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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$328.5 billion in assets under management (at 31 December 2018), 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).