The Citywire AA-rated manager will be replaced by Charlie Awdry, who currently manages several Chinese equity funds and mandates.
London-based Awdry assumes responsibility for the $167 million Luxembourg-domiciled fund and will report to Andrew Gillan, head of Asia ex-Japan equities.
Awdry, who takes over the position effective immediately, has more than a decade of experience investing in China equities, including in China A-shares as part of the QFII scheme.
He joined Henderson in 2011 as part of the Gartmore acquisition, where he was a key member of the emerging markets team since 2001.
Commenting on the appointment, Gillan said: ‘His appointment will provide focus to our Chinese equities offering, as we continue to build our Asian equities hub in Singapore, including the hiring of more locally-based China focused analysts to work with Charlie on this fund.’
Maurer joined Henderson Global Investors in 2007 as a research analyst for the Asia Pacific ex Japan equity team before becoming a portfolio manager.
Henderson Global Investors managed $124.15 billion of assets on behalf of clients in the UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America at the end of September 2014.