Bhandari took up the role on 18 August, reporting to head of multi-asset allocation Toby Nangle.
This is the second recent appointment to the multi-asset team following Craig Nowrie’s appointment as client portfolio manager.
She joins from Citigroup, where she was a director of global macro strategy and asset allocation. She has also previously held a similar role at Lombard Street.
“I am thrilled that Maya has joined the team,” Nangle said. “Maya’s insights will help us tackle the challenges facing today’s investors and deliver solutions in an area of increasing demand,” he continued.
“With approximately 40% of Threadneedle’s assets in some form of asset allocation mandate, we have an established and successful offering in this space,” Nangle added.