Henderson Global Investors has appointed Bob Thomas as head of North American property equities.
Thomas, who joins from AMP where he was co-head of North American listed real estate, will be based in Chicago.
He has over 13 years of experience in property securities, having formerly worked for BNP Paribas Asset Management and Nuveen Asset Management.
Further hires to expand the team are planned over the coming months.
Henderson said management of the North American sleeves of Henderson’s global property equities funds will be brought in-house.
Graham Kitchen, head of equities at Henderson, commented : “As a truly global business, and with recent acquisitions in the US developing our in-house equity expertise, it is a logical step to bring the management of North American property equities in-house.
“Not only do we believe this best serves clients in the existing global funds, but it also enables us to further develop the franchise and product offering in the future.”