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Janus Henderson strengthens retail sales team

By Rhea Nath
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The firm has welcomed a retail sales director and a head of retail research for Australia.

Janus Henderson Investors has made two key appointments towards strengthening its presence in the Australian financial adviser and intermediary markets.

In a newly created role, Craig McDonald has been promoted to head of retail research for Australia, reporting to reporting to Jordan Tang, head of retail distribution for Australia. He previously served as a sales director in the retail distribution team and has been with the firm since 2018.

Before this, he was at Colonial First State for almost a decade, working in business development.


In this role, McDonald has been tasked with managing Janus Henderson’s relationship with key decision makers across partnered research houses and overseeing its New Zealand distribution efforts in the intermediary channel.

Meanwhile, Adam Cassidy has been appointed as retail sales director, also reporting to Mr Tang.

Cassidy makes the move from T. Rowe Price where he served as relationship manager for almost four and a half years. His previous industry experience includes over two years at BT Financial Group and more than six and a half years at AMP.

In this role, his remit includes growing and strengthening relationships with financial advisers and intermediary consultants across NSW, WA and the ACT.

Matt Gaden, Janus Henderson’s head of Australia, noted Cassidy’s vast experience in working with advisers across global equities, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies.

“Adam is a vital addition as we continue to enhance our adviser relationships, reinforce our strong foothold in Australian fixed income, and strengthen our global equities capabilities in the region,” he said.

Commenting on both appointments, Mr Gaden stated: “The appointment of Adam and the promotion of Craig reaffirms Janus Henderson’s dedication to its clients to deliver quality investment strategies backed by exceptional people.”