RBC Wealth Management, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada , has expanded its adviser base in California
He took up the post of chief executive in November 2008 after Fred Goodwin, the disgraced former head of the bank, resigned.
Henderson worked for KPMG and Arthur Andersen, primarily in a financial services audit capacity, and later for Bankers Trust of New York and Deutsche Bank.
He joins from Cornelian Asset Managers, where he was a Director within the Private Client and Charity team having been head of investment research and responsible for client assets totalling over £120 million.
According to Raymond James' South Florida complex manager Frank Amigo, the team represents the sixth round of new hires in the region in the last year, and recruitment is expected to continue.
Two veteran teams of Merrill Lynch advisers have the left the brokerage, owned by Bank of America , to join rival firms Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and UBS Wealth Management Americas.
He has worked in equity research for 25 years, and was Asia strategist at Nomura Holdings Inc. and Lehman Brothers before, joining the Chinese bank in June 2010.