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Henderson Global Investors integrates Gartmore business

In April 2011 Henderson Global Investors acquired Gartmore, further enhancing its product range and bringing additional expertise in areas such as emerging markets and absolute return products.

Henderson has been quick to make progress in integrating the Gartmore business into its existing operations and in July it brought the UK-domiciled funds onto the same administration platform, and changed the names of the Gartmore funds to reflect the new parentage.

For UK-domiciled funds this means that the ‘Gartmore’ prefix has been replaced with a ‘Henderson’ prefix. For example, the Gartmore Cautious Managed Fund has been renamed the Henderson Cautious Managed Fund. For Luxembourg-based funds the prefix ‘Gartmore SICAV’ has been replaced with ‘Henderson Gartmore’, so the Gartmore SICAV Emerging Markets Fund becomes the Henderson Gartmore Emerging Markets Fund.

Given that there was some overlap between products, a fund rationalisation was conducted and 13 former Gartmore funds were merged into existing Henderson funds in mid-August. This has brought greater clarity to the product range.

At the time of the acquisition Henderson stressed that it was not just buying funds but also acquiring additional fund manager talent, and the former Gartmore managers that moved across have settled well into their new surroundings. Henderson now boasts one of the strongest line-ups in the European equity space with fund managers such as John Bennett, Stephen Peak, Richard Pease and Tim Stevenson. The arrival of Chris Palmer and Charlie Awdry has boosted its emerging market offering and also brought new products in terms of global emerging market and Latin American funds.

Perhaps the biggest single change is the addition of a suite of absolute return products. These cover a number of regionally-focused funds as well as a very distinct multi-manager absolute return fund and the recent market volatility is likely to increase the relevance of these products among investors.

For further details on the fund integration please visit the fund and integration updates page at www.henderson.com/advisers.

Important information

Issued in the UK by Henderson Global Investors. Henderson Global Investors is the name under which Henderson Global Investors Limited (reg. no. 906355), Henderson Fund Management Limited (reg. no. 2607112), Henderson Investment Funds Limited (reg. no. 2678531), Henderson Investment Management Limited (reg. no. 1795354), Henderson Alternative Investment Advisor Limited (reg. no. 962757), Henderson Equity Partners Limited (reg. no.2606646), (each incorporated and registered in England and Wales with registered office at 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AE), Gartmore Investment Limited (reg. no. 1508030), Gartmore Fund Managers Limited (reg. no. 1137353), (each incorporated and registered in England and Wales with registered office 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AE) are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority to provide investment products and services.

360 fund links

A range of Henderson funds can be accessed through our guided architecture products LifePlan, Oracle, Paragon and Quantum, and also through our PIMS portfolio bond.