Janus Henderson has hired a UBS Asset Management chief investment officer Michael Ho to head multi-asset and alternative investment.
Ho will oversee the firm's asset allocation, multi-strategy and alternatives teams worldwide effective January 14.
He will be based in London and will report to global CIO Enrique Change. Ash Alankar, head of global asset allocation investments, David Elms, head of diversified alternatives, and Paul O’Connor, head of multi-asset UK, will be reporting to Ho.
Chang (pictured) said: 'We believe Michael has the right investment and research expertise, as well as management experience, to continue building our growing multi-asset and alternatives team into a globally cohesive, client-focused investment business.'
Ho was most recently CIO of Investment Solutions at UBS Asset Management in London, following a 25-year career in the financial industry.
Between 2012 and 2017, he was at State Street Global Advisors where he was CIO for alternatives, global macro and active emerging market equities, senior managing director and portfolio manager.
Before joining State Street, he worked for Mellon Capital Management during two different periods spanning a decade. He was CIO at the company and managed different investment teams.