Henderson Global Investors is expanding its fixed-interest horizons by establishing a Singapore-based fixed-interest capability. A news release by Henderson said senior portfolio manager Tim Swadling was transferred from Britain to Singapore last week to take on special responsibility for the Japanese and other Asian domestic bond markets. Alexander Henderson, managing director for Singapore and Hong Kong at Henderson Global Investors, said: 'Shifting our first bond manager to Singapore makes it easier for us to handle all our Japanese and Asian bonds.' Singapore has been Henderson Global Investors' Asian regional headquarters since 1995, and is its key investment and marketing centre for the region. Henderson has 20 people based there who manage Asian equity assets, direct and indirect property assets, institutional funds, private equity investment and unit trusts. One of Henderson's 60-strong global fixed-interest team, Mr Swadling has specialised in fixed-interest investment since 1986. He started his career with AMP in Sydney in 1986, and later joined AMP Asset Management, where he was the portfolio manager for fixed-interest accounts and currencies. Mr Swadling is now the associate director for government bonds. Besides Asia, Henderson Global Investors has also strengthened its presence in the United States, Europe and Australia. Since July, it has reinforced its global credit and fixed-income team with the appointment of five leading US fixed-income credit specialists. Two key additions are Harry Resis, who has been appointed director of US fixed income and Daniel Doyle, who is the new director of US credit.