Gambi, who will take up the post next year, will continue to be based in London, where most recently he has been a group managing director and global head of fixed income at UBS Global Asset Management, as well as a member of that company’s executive committee.
Prior to joining UBS, however he spent four years at Henderson, from 1998 to 2002, as head of fixed income, in addition to an earlier nine-year stint at Australia’s AMP Asset Management.
At Henderson, Gambi, who is Australian, will report directly to HGI chief executive Andrew Formica.
In a statement accompanying the announcement of Gambi’s appointment, Formica cited his “global knowledge” as one of his particular strengths, and one that he says Henderson is expecting to harness as it “continue[s] the development of our international businesses, including a greater number of our investment professionals residing in locations outside of our London office”.
A company spokesman said Henderson is hoping to boost the percentage of asset under management it gets from Asia to around 10% to 15% from a current level of around 5%, while increasing the US share around 40% from its current level of around 10%.
Henderson Global Investors is wholly-owned by Henderson Group plc. It currently manages some £67.9bn on behalf of clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, and globally employs around 1,000 people.