The new team, which joins from Delaware Investments, comprises head analyst Charles Devereux, as well as analysts Devon Everhart, Douglas Zinser, Matthew Fanandakis and Gregg Gola.
The team, based in Philadelphia, will report to Loome, who will in turn report to global head of credit, Stephen Thariyan.
Jim Irvine, Henderson’s head of fixed income said: ‘Given the increasing client demand for global credit strategies and a desire to build upon the success of our existing award winning credit team, we have long intended to build out a truly global fixed income platform.
He added: ‘They have worked together for over five years and have an enviable track record. They will be an excellent addition to Stephen’s existing team.’
Henderson has £65 billion in assets under management, of which £17 billion is in fixed income assets.