Janus Henderson Investors has appointed Alex Barr to join its UK Multi-Asset and Alternatives team in London, effective July 2019.
Barr 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 Barr will be a senior portfolio manager alongside James de Bunsen and Peter Webster.
Barr joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was global head of Private Markets and Real Estate Investment Oversight. He has 26 years of experience in financial markets, specialising in alternative assets. He previously held the role of head of Private Equity at Aberdeen Asset Management and lead manager of Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Ltd.
Paul O'Connor, head of Multi-Asset Investments said: "Barr 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."