Janus Capital International, the international arm of Janus Capital. has appointed Chris Justice (pictured) as chief operating officer and head of Europe.
Based in London, Justice will develop and execute Janus Capital International’s business strategy across EMEA.
Working with Jamie Wong, head of Institutions, EMEA and Sylvain Agar, head of Financial Intermediaries, EMEA, Justice will ensure the firm is operationally set up to strengthen relationships with its investors across the region, as well as diversify and deliver investment solutions for its clients and partners.
Justice was hitherto based in Hong Kong where he was head of Strategic Initiatives for APAC and EMEA. He will continue to report to Augustus Cheh, president of Janus Capital International.
Prior to joining Janus in 2013, Justice was managing director of Quam (Hong Kong) Ltd, where he led a team of research analysts and asset managers providing non-discretionary portfolio advice to high net worth and retail investors.
He started his career in finance with Bankers Trust Company, in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Justice then moved to Hong Kong in 1987 where he worked in private equity and venture capital with the Morningside Group and in corporate development with the South China Morning Post Group.
As of December 31, 2015, Janus Capital International had $42.4bn (€38.6bn) in assets under management.
At the end of 2015, Janus Capital group’s global assets totalled $192.3bn (€175bn), of which Janus Capital International represented 22% of total global assets up from 8% in 2010.