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Henderson Global Investors Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2019

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Henderson Global Investors CEO Andrew J. Formica
Andrew J. Formica
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "High turnover, lack of culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Henderson Global Investors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth oriented (but through acquisitions), good infrastructure in terms of it support, offices and workplace

    Cons

    No clear strategies. Very high turnover. For equity, 3 emerging markets teams in a few years, 3 global equity teams and 5(!) european equity teams(!). never hiring top performers but people from second tier players and then laying them off after few years when not performing. Not a really truly Global company. Top positions held only by british people.

    Advice to Management

    Short term acquisitions work well to increase visibility with investment bankers and with the market place but at some point will destroy the franchise. Return on capital for acquisitions are always forgotten by sell side analysts but not by long term investors.This is shown by how many successful fund managers have been with the company for more than 10 years: Very few excluding political figures with very poor performance.

    Henderson Global Investors2014-11-23
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    "Frustratingly insipid place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Henderson Global Investors

    Pros

    Some flexibility in work hours.

    Cons

    Compensation both basic and bonuses are miserly. Company spends lots of money on unnecessary things while it tries to scrimp and save on important stuff. Extremely UK-centric in its worldview. Slow and frustratingly insular place to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Start firing some of the fossilized old-timers who are standing in the way of progress. Nobody makes a lot of money by staying conservative and timid. Take calculated risks! Nobody's asking you to be reckless but a company that stays still too long usually finds itself made redundant by faster, more decisive rivals.

    Henderson Global Investors2010-05-21
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