In this newly created role, Ho will head up the firm’s asset allocation, multi-strategy and alternatives teams across the globe from London, starting his role on 14 January.
He joins from UBS Asset Management where he was CIO of investment solutions. Prior to that, he was CIO for alternatives, global macro and active emerging markets at State Street Global Advisors.
He also held senior MD and portfolio manager roles at the firm, having worked there for five years from 2012. Before that, he worked at Mellon Capital Management as CIO.
Enrique Chang, Janus Henderson’s global CIO, said: “Following a thorough review of high-calibre candidates, 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.”
Ash Alankar, head of global asset allocation investments, David Elms, head of diversified alternatives and Paul O’Connor, head of multi-asset UK will all report to Ho.