GERMANY - Henderson Global Investors has named Uwe Diehl to head of sales for Germany and Austria.

It said he would head a five-strong team, focusing on large banks, insurance companies and fund of funds platforms.

"Germany and Austria are very important markets and it is crucial to have the right person leading our operations there," said Kate O'Neill, director of European distribution and hedge funds.

"Uwe's experience will be essential in building the Henderson business as a leading asset management provider of equities, fixed income, property securities and hedge funds in these key markets."

It added that Ariane Dehn will return from maternity leave in July and will focus on sales in Austria.