History of the Trust

Over 100 Years of History


  • 1909 Witan is created to manage the estate of the first Lord Faringdon Alexander Henderson.
  • 1924 Witan listed on the London Stock Exchange.
  • 1932 Witan founds Henderson Administration (now Henderson Global Investors) to manage its funds.
  • 1983 Henderson becomes a public Company.
  • 1997 Witan’s remaining stake in Henderson is sold to AMP.
  • 2004 Witan becomes self managed and appoints its first Chief Executive Officer. Witan adopts multi-manager.
  • 2009 Witan celebrates its Centenary.
  • 2010 Witan appoints its current CEO, Andrew Bell.



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