Henderson’s Volckaert to take on trust as O’Neill retires

Wouter Volckaert will take on management of Henderson’s Global investment trust when incumbent manager Brian O’Neill retires at the end of January after 30 years at the helm.

The board of the £163m trust said Mr O’Neill would retire on January 31 and be succeeded by Mr Volckaert, who has recently joined Henderson’s specialist global equities team, led by Matthew Beesley.

The trust has delivered 87.5 per cent in the past five years compared with the 80.4 per cent return by the MSCI AC World index - which the trust adopted as its benchmark index in June this year - according to data from FE Analytics.

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Mr Volckaert joined Henderson from Morgan Stanley, where he managed concentrated and diversified global equity portfolios for both institutional and retail investors.

Prior to this, he worked at ABN AMRO Asset Management as a global equity portfolio manager.