Executive committee

The Executive Committee (“ExCo”) includes representatives from corporate management and our international offices.

Biographical details of the ExCo are set out below.

Executive committee

Executive Committee

Richard Weil
Richard Weil
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Weil

Richard Weil is Chief Executive Officer of Janus Henderson Investors and also serves as a member of the board of directors. In this role, Mr. Weil is responsible for the strategic direction and overall day-to-day management of the firm. He also leads the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to this, Mr. Weil was Chief Executive Officer of Janus, a position he had held since joining the firm in 2010. Prior to this, Mr. Weil spent 15 years with PIMCO where most recently he served as the global head of PIMCO Advisory, a member of PIMCO’s executive committee, and a member of the board of trustees of the PIMCO Funds. Previous to his appointment as global head of PIMCO Advisory, he served as chief operating officer of PIMCO, a position he held for 10 years, in which time he successfully led the development of PIMCO’s global business and founded their German operations. Mr. Weil also previously served as PIMCO Advisors L.P.’s general counsel. Prior to joining PIMCO in 1996, Mr. Weil was with Bankers Trust Global Asset Management and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

Mr. Weil earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Duke University and his juris doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School. He has 23 years of financial industry experience.

Enrique Chang
Enrique Chang
GLOBAL CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER | PORTFOLIO MANAGER
Enrique Chang

Enrique Chang is Global Chief Investment Officer at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since the merger of Janus and Henderson in 2017. Prior to the merger, Mr. Chang was President, Head of Investments. In his current role, he leads Janus Henderson’s global investment team. Mr. Chang is also a Portfolio Manager on the Janus Henderson Global Allocation strategies and a member of the Janus Henderson executive committee. He previously served as chief investment officer and executive vice president for American Century Investments. Mr. Chang joined American Century in 2006 and was named CIO in January 2007. Additionally, he was a director of the corporate board. Mr. Chang was also a member of the firm’s asset allocation committee and investment management senior leadership team. He previously was the CIO responsible for global and non-U.S. equity. Before American Century, Mr. Chang was president and chief investment officer for Munder Capital Management. Earlier in his career, he held a number of senior investment management positions at Vantage Global Advisor, J&W Seligman and Co., and General Reinsurance Corp.

Mr. Chang earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and an MBA in finance/quantitative analysis, and an MS in statistics and operations research from New York University. He has 30 years of financial industry experience.

James Cielinski, CFA
James Cielinski, CFA
Global Head of Fixed Income
James Cielinski, CFA

James Cielinski is Global Head of Fixed Income at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2017. Mr. Cielinski oversees all of the global fixed income products and teams. Previously, Mr. Cielinski was the global head of fixed income for Columbia Threadneedle Investments from 2010. Prior to joining Columbia Threadneedle, Mr. Cielinski spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management as managing director and head of credit. Prior to that, he was head of fixed income for Utah Retirement Systems, assistant manager of taxable fixed income for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and equity portfolio manager for First Security Investment Management.

Mr. Cielinski has a bachelor of science in management and a bachelor of science in finance from the University of Utah and an MBA with a concentration in finance from New York University, Stern School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 35 years of financial industry experience.

Alex Crooke
Alex Crooke
Co-Head of Equities - EMEA and Asia Pacific | Portfolio Manager
Alex Crooke Alex Crooke is Co-Head of Equities - EMEA and Asia Pacific at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2018. Mr. Crooke is responsible for equities in the EMEA and APAC regions and is a Portfolio Manager for the Global Equity Income and Global Dividend & Income strategies. In addition, he is a member of the Janus Henderson Executive Committee. Previously, he was head of global equity income and specialist equities from 2013. Mr. Crooke was recruited by Henderson to co-manage the UK assets of an investment trust in 1994 as an associate director. He later became the fund manager responsible for a number of UK and Global income orientated equity products. Mr. Crooke began his investment career with Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1990 as a U.S. investment analyst.

Mr. Crooke holds a BSc (Hons) in physics and astrophysics from Manchester University and is an associate member of the Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP). He has 28 years of financial industry experience.
Drew Elder, CFA
Drew Elder, CFA
Head of North America Distribution
Drew Elder, CFA

Drew Elder is Head of North America Distribution at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since the merger of Janus Capital Group and Henderson Global Investors in May 2017. He is also a member of the Janus Henderson Executive Committee and Chairman of the Senior Leadership Group. In his current role, Mr. Elder oversees Janus Henderson’s North America distribution efforts including intermediary sales, encompassing relationships with and products sold through financial advisors, insurance companies and retirement platforms. He also oversees Janus Henderson’s North America institutional business and the firm’s North America marketing function. Mr. Elder serves as President of Janus Henderson Distributors, sits on the board of directors of Perkins Investment Management LLC and is a trustee for the Detroit Street and Clayton Street Trusts. He is also a member of the ICI Salesforce marketing committee. Prior to this, Mr. Elder was Head of U.S. Intermediary Distribution, a position he had held since 2014. Since joining Janus in April 2007, Mr. Elder has held various leadership positions within the marketing and distribution organizations, including overseeing national accounts and global product management and development, where he was responsible for product messaging, positioning, new product strategy, pricing and product customization. Prior to Janus, he served as managing director of product management and development at Putnam Investments, a position he held for eight years. Before that, he spent three years as a portfolio analyst with Fidelity Investments, four years in institutional fixed income sales with Hanifen, Imhoff Inc. and one year as a business reporter for the Denver Post.

Mr. Elder received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Kansas. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 25 years of financial industry experience.

Georgina Fogo
Georgina Fogo
Chief Risk Officer
Georgina Fogo

Georgina Fogo is Chief Risk Officer at Janus Henderson Investors, a position she has held since joining the firm in 2018. She is responsible for the Global Risk and Compliance functions. Ms. Fogo reports to the CEO and serves on the Executive Committee. She joined Janus Henderson from BlackRock where she held various roles since 2009, most recently as managing director and global chief compliance officer from 2015. Prior to BlackRock, Ms. Fogo held numerous positions with Barclays Global Investors Limited (BGI) from 2002 the last being principal, head of product advisory compliance based in San Francisco. Prior to BGI, she was with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in various positions from 1998. She began her career with Merrill Lynch Investment Bank as an equity sales assistant in 1997.

Ms. Fogo earned an MA (Hons) in political science and a BA in history and political science both from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and has 21 years of financial industry experience.

Bruce Koepfgen
Bruce Koepfgen
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA
Bruce Koepfgen

Bruce Koepfgen is Executive Vice President, Head of North America at Janus Henderson Investors. Mr. Koepfgen has served in this role since the merger of Janus and Henderson in 2017. Mr. Koepfgen is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Janus Investment Fund, Janus Aspen Series, Janus Detroit Street Trust and Clayton Street Trust. Mr. Koepfgen serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Intech®, and the Board of Managers of Perkins Investment Management LLC, both of which are subsidiaries of Janus Henderson. Mr. Koepfgen served as president of Janus Capital Group from 2013 through the date of the merger. He joined Janus in May 2011 as executive vice president and moved into the position of chief financial officer in July 2011 until he became president of Janus Capital Group in 2013. In Mr. Koepfgen’s current role, he serves as a member of the Janus Henderson Executive Committee and works with senior leaders to advance the interests of the firm’s clients, shareholders and employees. Prior to joining Janus Henderson, Mr. Koepfgen was Co-CEO of Allianz Global Investors Management Partners and CEO of Oppenheimer Capital from 2003 to 2009. From August 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Koepfgen served as a director of the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation and as a director of Thermo Fisher Scientific from May 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Koepfgen was previously a managing director of Salomon Brothers Inc. where he held various positions from 1976 to 1999, and he was president and principal of Koepfgen Company LLC, a management consulting organization, from 1999 to 2003.

Mr. Koepfgen earned a bachelor of science in business administration degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He has 42 years of financial industry experience.

Tiphani  Krueger
Tiphani Krueger
Co-Head of Human Resources
Tiphani  Krueger

Tiphani Krueger is Co-Head of Human Resources at Janus Henderson Investors, a position she has held since the merger of Janus and Henderson in 2017. She is also a member of the Janus Henderson Executive Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee. Prior to this, Ms. Krueger was Janus’ executive vice president and global head of human resources from 2006. Ms. Krueger acts as a strategic partner to the firm and is responsible for driving business results through the engagement, development and retention of its employees. She is also a member of the Janus Henderson Senior Leadership Group, Ethics and Conflicts committee, and is President of the Janus Henderson Foundation board. Prior to Janus, Ms. Krueger was human resources director for six years at Level 3 Communications, where she led a variety of human capital initiatives. Before that, she spent three years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on human resources and recruiting.

Ms. Krueger received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology with a minor in psychology and human relations from the University of Iowa. She has 15 years of financial industry experience.

George Maris, CFA
George Maris, CFA
Co-Head of Equities - Americas | Portfolio Manager
George Maris, CFA George Maris is Co-Head of Equities – Americas at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2018. George is responsible for leading the equity division in the Americas region and is also the lead Portfolio Manager for the Overseas strategy and the Global Alpha Equity strategy, which includes the Global Select products. In addition, Mr. Maris is a member of the Janus Henderson Executive Committee, the North American Leadership Team and the Perkins Investment Management Executive Board and was previously a member of Janus’ operating and ethics committees. He came to Janus in 2011 as a portfolio manager from Northern Trust, where he managed the U.S. large-cap core, international large-cap core and global equity strategies. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2008, Mr. Maris spent four years as a portfolio manager at Columbia Management Group co-managing the firm’s U.S. large- and mid-cap core portfolios. From 1999 to 2004, he was a member of the investment team at Putnam Investments, serving as a portfolio manager, equity analyst and derivatives strategist in Putnam’s Value Group, and working on domestic, international and global equity strategies. He was a guest lecturer on security analysis at MIT’s Sloan School of Management from 2003 to 2005.

Mr. Maris received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Swarthmore College. He also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a juris doctorate from the University of Illinois. Mr. Maris holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 20 years of financial industry experience.
Kathleen Reeves
Kathleen Reeves
Co-Head of Human Resources
Kathleen Reeves

Kathleen Reeves is Co-Head of Human Resources at Janus Henderson Investors, a position she has held since the merger of Janus and Henderson in 2017. She is also a member of the Janus Henderson Executive Committee. Prior to this, she was Henderson’s global head of human resources from late 2014. Prior to Henderson, Ms. Reeves was interim head of UK people function services at KPMG beginning in early 2014. She then spent two years working at ICAP plc as global head of human resources. She spent six years, from 2005, as human resources director at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and was a member of the executive committee. From 2002, she was with Royal Bank of Scotland as human resources director for the insurance business. From 1994 to 2000, she was with American Express in various roles, the last being global head of human resources for the card marketing and distribution business and was based in New York. She began her career in human resources at Steelcase Strafor.

Ms. Reeves has an MSc in personnel management from the University of Aston in Birmingham and an MA in French and Italian from the University of Glasgow.

Michelle Rosenberg
Michelle Rosenberg
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Michelle Rosenberg

Michelle Rosenberg is General Counsel and Company Secretary of Janus Henderson Investors, a position she has held since July 2018. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Head of Legal, North America since the merger of Janus Capital Group and Henderson Global Investors. Prior to this, Ms. Rosenberg was deputy general counsel of Janus Capital Group. In her current role, Ms. Rosenberg is responsible for global oversight of the legal and internal audit teams. Ms. Rosenberg represents Janus Henderson with global regulators and industry groups and serves on a number of management committees, including Janus Henderson’s executive committee, North America Leadership Team, and the 401(k) advisory committee for Janus Henderson’s 401(k) and employee stock ownership plan. Prior to her role at Janus Henderson, Ms. Rosenberg worked at Fidelity Management & Research Company, where she supported various legal initiatives during her tenure, with a particular focus on investment advisory and investment company issues.

Ms. Rosenberg holds a bachelor of arts from Bates College and a juris doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She has 20 years of financial industry experience.

Roger Thompson
Roger Thompson
Chief Financial Officer
Roger Thompson

Roger Thompson is Chief Financial Officer at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held, as part of the Henderson team, since 2013. He is a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Thompson joined Henderson from J.P. Morgan Asset Management where most recently he was global chief operating officer and was previously head of UK and prior to that, international CFO. Roger held a broad range of roles at J.P. Morgan and worked internationally, spending time in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. He trained as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Thompson graduated with a BA (Hons) in accountancy and economics from Exeter University. He is also a chartered accountant and has 26 years of financial industry experience.

Phil Wagstaff
Phil Wagstaff
Global Head of Distribution
Phil Wagstaff

Phil Wagstaff is Global Head of Distribution at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since the merger of Janus and Henderson in 2017. Mr. Wagstaff has been member of the Executive Committee, as part of the Henderson team, since 2012. He joined Henderson in 2012 as global head of distribution, responsible for all distribution businesses including retail, institutional and hedge funds. Prior to Henderson he was global head of distribution at Gartmore Investment Management and prior to that was managing director of UK retail at both New Star Asset Management and M&G Investments.

Mr. Wagstaff graduated with a BA (Hons) accounting from the University of Central Lancashire and has 31 years of financial industry experience.