Henderson appoints chief economist

Following the recent acquisition of New Star Asset Management, Henderson Global Investors has appointed Simon Ward as chief economist.

Ward has spent over 20 years as an economist in financial markets, and previously held the dual role of economist and strategist at New Star. During his career he worked for WorldInvest, Lombard Street Research and Bank Julius Baer.

As part of his new appointment, Ward will continue to contribute to his online economic journal.

The completed acquisition of New Star has given the firm a total of £55bn in assets under management.