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Andy Acker, CFA

Global Life Sciences | Portfolio Manager
Andy Acker, CFA | Janus Henderson Investors

Andy Acker is a Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors responsible for managing the Global Life Sciences and Biotechnology strategies since 2007 and 2018, respectively. He also leads the firm’s Health Care Sector Research Team. Andy was assistant portfolio manager on the Global Life Sciences strategy from 2003 to 2007. He joined Janus in 1999 as a research analyst focused on companies in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to this, he worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and as a health care analyst for Morgan Stanley Venture Partners.

Andy received his bachelor of science degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also earned an MBA with honours from Harvard Business School. Andy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 25 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Making sense of COVID-19 vaccine IP waivers

Making sense of COVID-19 vaccine IP waivers

Why US support for waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines does not spell the end of biotech growth.

Health care’s innovation shifts into high gear

Health care’s innovation shifts into high gear

Portfolio Manager Andy Acker explores the unprecedented number of medical breakthroughs occurring in health care and what it means for the sector.

A potential turning point in the battle against COVID-19

A potential turning point in the battle against COVID-19

Delivering better-than-expected trial data, a vaccine candidate from Pfizer and BioNTech could mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic and boost confidence in an economic recovery, now underway.

Investing in health care post COVID-19

Investing in health care post COVID-19

Health care’s aggressive efforts to address COVID-19 could have a positive impact on the sector long term, says Portfolio Manager Andy Acker.