Janus Henderson Investors announced today the appointment of Daniel J. Graña, CFA, as Portfolio Manager, Global Emerging Market Equities. Daniel is based in Boston and reports to George Maris, Co-Head of Equities.
Enrique Chang, Global Chief Investment Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome an investment professional of Daniel’s calibre to lead our Global Emerging Market equities capability. We have a strong global investment team with the common goal of achieving superior risk-adjusted returns for clients, and are excited about the opportunity to further build on our Emerging Market equities capability under Daniel’s leadership.”
Daniel brings more than 24 years of industry experience and a proven track record of 16 years managing Emerging Market equity portfolios. Daniel joins from Putnam Investments where he was responsible for the Emerging Market equities effort since 2003. Previously at Putnam, he was an analyst in the Emerging Markets team covering the financials and consumer sectors from 1999 to 2002. Prior to joining Putnam, Daniel worked at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he spent four years in the Latin America Investment Banking Group.
In addition, Janus Henderson has appointed Matthew Culley as Assistant Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst, and Matthew Doody and Peter Li as Research Analysts covering Global Emerging Market equities. All three were previously at Putnam Investments. Both Matthews are based in Boston and Peter is based in Singapore. Together, they bring more than 30 years of combined investment experience to the firm.
The analysts will collaborate with the investment and research teams across the firm’s investment platform reporting into and as part of the Central Research Team, which is led by Director of Research Carmel Wellso.
Consistent with Janus Henderson’s focus on building genuinely differentiated investment capabilities, Daniel brings his own unique investment philosophy and process to Emerging Market equities. His style-agnostic approach uses insights from company and quantitative research, country views and ESG considerations, which seek to identify mispriced securities and form the basis for strong and consistent risk-adjusted performance.
Daniel, with research support from the joining analysts and the overall Central Research Team, will assume responsibility for managing the funds within the Janus Henderson Global Emerging Market equities capability before the end of November 2019.