Rob Gambi was named chief investment officer at Henderson Global Investors, confirmed spokesman Richard Acworth.
It is a new position and is part of the firm’s efforts to expand its fixed-income business more into North America and Asia in addition to its core business in the U.K. and continental Europe. The position has different duties from the CIO position that was cut in January.
The previous CIO position involved forming a companywide investment view and handling the day-to-day business during certain periods when the firm is going through major acquisitions, Mr. Acworth had said in January.
The new position is the result of the firm emphasizing its fixed-income business following the June announcement that Henderson’s North American real estate unit would be purchased by TIAA-CREF as part of a new joint venture, TIAA Henderson Global Real Estate.
Mr. Gambi will be based in London and join the firm in 2014.
Mr. Gambi was previously global head of fixed income at UBS Global Asset Management. He was replaced by John Dugenske, who will retain his current duties as head of North American fixed income.