13: Globalisation and the economic climate
Actually being a global investor was nothing new and of course at Barings there was a fabulous tradition and history of global investing.
James Williams (b1950), having started with Lloyds Bank, joined Henderson Administration in 1975 to work in Hong Kong. Henderson's and Barings formed a joint venture, later bought out by Barings, and this developed into Baring Asset Management. Among other roles, he was a director and Chief Investment Officer. He left BAM in 2002.