Henderson Global Investors' foray into the U.S. market began at an inopportune time: It launched its first three funds on August 31, 2001, days before the September 11 attacks. However, the firm found success on US soil in the interceding 12 years and is now looking to grow its U.S. presence from 11% of its global revenue to 33%.

Chuck Thompson, head of U.S. Mutual Funds at Henderson Global Investors, said that the firm has added $6 billion to its coffers in the years since. "I was hire as the number two at Henderson. I have been there for 12 years now. We have grown from 0 to $6 billion in AUM. We did that on Henderson's original expertise, which is international and global equity," he said.

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