The head of global equities at Janus Henderson Investors is leaving the firm at the end of the year, a spokesperson for the firm said Thursday.
Ian Warmerdam, who has been at Janus Henderson for 18 years, is stepping down to pursue opportunities outside of the financial industry, according to a emailed statement from Sally Todd, global head of communications at Janus.
The news comes roughly five months after the firm announced that Bill Gross, also known as the bond king, would step down as co-head of global bonds to focus on managing his personal assets and charitable foundation.
Warmerdam will continue to serve as the co-portfolio manager on the global growth sub-portfolio of the firm’s international opportunities fund until August 30, Todd said. Following that, he will be on leave from Janus until the end of December, while remaining available to the firm to help with client engagement or investment matters.
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Todd said that the existing global equities team of three portfolio managers would “continue to manage client assets, maintaining the same investment philosophy and process.” The team will continue to report to co-head of equities Alex Crooke, she said.
According to the Janus Henderson website, Warmerdam has been a director at the firm since 2007. Before joining Janus, he worked for life insurance and pension providers Scottish Widows and Scottish Life — now known as Royal London — as a U.S. equity analyst.
Janus Henderson is an active asset manager with $357.3 billion under management as of March 31, according to its website.
The firm was created when Henderson Global Investors and Janus Capital Group merged in May 2017. As a result of that merger, several people in senior roles at Janus Capital Group exited the business, as Institutional Investorreported in August 2017.