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Janus Henderson Global Chief Investment Officer to retire

DENVER & LONDON – Janus Henderson Group plc, (NYSE/ASX: JHG), a leading global asset manager, today announced that Enrique Chang, Global Chief Investment Officer has decided, after nine years at the firm, to retire on April 01, 2022.

Enrique has worked closely with the existing Investments Leadership Team and Executive Committee members George Maris, Alex Crooke, Co-Heads of Equities, and Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, to ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities.

Richard Gillingwater, Chair, Janus Henderson Board of Directors, said:“I’m thankful to Enrique Chang for his contributions over his tenure at the firm, including his close collaboration on many firmwide initiatives and building out a world-class investment capability that has delivered a robust track record of investment performance for our clients.

George, Alex and Jim’s extensive investment experience, coupled with their long-standing and excellent reputations as leaders in the asset management industry, positions them and the wider, highly-regarded Janus Henderson Investments Team well in ensuring a seamless, and effective transition.”

Enrique Chang commented: “I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with some of the best investment professionals in the business and to have delivered on the promise of providing superior risk-adjusted returns to our clients. I am confident that our exceptional investment leaders George, Alex and Jim as well as the broader Investments Team will continue to deliver on our risk-adjusted return-driven investment philosophy, and help the firm deliver valuable investment performance on behalf of our clients.”


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Melanie Horton
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About Janus Henderson

Janus Henderson Group 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.

At 31 December 2021, Janus Henderson had approximately US$432 billion in assets under management, more than 2,000 employees, and offices in 25 cities worldwide. Headquartered in London, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).


Jim Cielinski, CFA, Global Head of Fixed Income

Jim Cielinski is Global Head of Fixed Income at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2017. He oversees all of the global fixed income products and teams and leads Corporate Credit as well. Previously, Jim was the global head of fixed income for Columbia Threadneedle Investments from 2010. Prior to joining Columbia Threadneedle, he spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management as managing director and head of credit. Before that, he was head of fixed income for Utah Retirement Systems, assistant manager of taxable fixed income for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and an equity portfolio manager for First Security Investment Management. Jim received bachelor of science degrees in management and finance from the University of Utah and an MBA with a concentration in finance from New York University, Stern School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 39 years of financial industry experience.

Alex Crooke, Co-Head of Equities – EMEA and Asia Pacific | Portfolio Manager

Alex Crooke is Co-Head of Equities – EMEA and Asia Pacific at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2018. Alex is responsible for equities in the EMEA and APAC regions and is a Portfolio Manager for the Global Equity Income and Global Dividend and Income Builder strategies as well as a number of UK and Australian funds and investment trusts. In addition, he is a member of the Janus Henderson Executive Committee. Previously, he was head of Global Equity Income and Specialist Equities Teams from 2013. Alex was recruited by Henderson to co-manage the UK assets of an investment trust in 1994 as an associate director. He later became a fund manager responsible for a number of UK and global income-oriented equity products. Alex began his investment career with Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1990 as a US investment analyst. Alex holds a BSc degree (Hons) in physics and astrophysics from Manchester University. He is an associate member of the Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP) and has 32 years of financial industry experience.

George P. Maris, CFA, Co-Head of Equities – Americas | Portfolio Manager.

George P. Maris is Co-Head of Equities – Americas at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2018. George is responsible for leading the equity division in the Americas region and is also the lead Portfolio Manager for the International Alpha Equity strategy and the Global Alpha Equity strategy, which includes the Overseas and Global Select products, respectively. In addition, Mr. Maris serves on the Janus Henderson Executive Committee and North American Leadership Team, and was previously a member of the Ethics, Operating and Proxy Committees, and the Perkins Investment Management Executive Board. He came to Janus in 2011 as a portfolio manager from Northern Trust, where he managed the US large-cap core, international large-cap core, and global equity strategies. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2008, George spent four years as a portfolio manager at Columbia Management Group co-managing the firm’s US large- and mid-cap core portfolios. From 1999 to 2004, he was a member of the investment team at Putnam Investments, serving as a portfolio manager, equity analyst, and derivatives strategist in Putnam’s Value Group and working on domestic, international, and global equity strategies. He was a guest lecturer on security analysis at MIT’s Sloan School of Management from 2003 to 2005. George received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Swarthmore College. He also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a juris doctorate from the University of Illinois. George holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 24 years of financial industry experience.

This press release is solely for the use of members of the media and should not be relied upon by personal investors, financial advisers or institutional investors. We may record telephone calls for our mutual protection, to improve customer service and for regulatory record keeping purposes. Issued by Janus Henderson Investors. Janus Henderson Investors is the name under which investment products and services are provided by Janus Capital International Limited (reg no. 3594615), Henderson Global Investors Limited (reg. no. 906355), Henderson Investment Funds Limited (reg. no. 2678531), (each registered in England and Wales at 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AE and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) and Janus Henderson Investors Europe S.A. (reg no. B22848 at 2 Rue de Bitbourg, L-1273, Luxembourg and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier). Henderson Secretarial Services Limited (incorporated and registered in England and Wales, registered no. 1471624, registered office 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AE) is the name under which company secretarial services are provided. All these companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Janus Henderson Group plc. (incorporated and registered in Jersey, registered no. 101484, with registered office at 13 Castle Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1ES).