For Institutional Investors in Australia

David Elms

Head of Diversified Alternatives | Portfolio Manager

David Elms is Head of Diversified Alternatives and a Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors responsible for enhanced index, risk premia, and hedge portfolios. Prior to joining Henderson in 2002, he spent eight years as a founding partner at Portfolio Partners. He was initially based in Melbourne, where he managed derivatives and enhanced index portfolios, and was later seconded to Aviva in London in a corporate strategy role following Aviva’s acquisition of Portfolio Partners. Earlier, he spent three years as associate director at County NatWest Investment Management, Melbourne, where he was responsible for equities and equity derivative trading as well as quantitative research.

David received a BCom degree (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, Australia.  He has 31 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Alternatives 2022: has the bull gone far enough?

Alternatives 2022: has the bull gone far enough?

Looking ahead to 2022 and considering the value of an allocation to truly diversified strategies after a year of record-breaking market highs.

Flow World Revolutions

Flow World Revolutions

How should investors manage risk in a world where flows can dominate fundamentals?

Enhancing beta returns via disintermediation alphas

Enhancing beta returns via disintermediation alphas

A novel approach representing a material departure from past enhanced index strategies

Flow World Reloaded

Flow World Reloaded

Can investors ride the pickup in issuance and option volumes in 2021? Aneet Chachra and David Elms consider how flexible, flow-driven strategies acting as price makers to intermediate flow mismatches can benefit.

Diversified alternatives: adapt and evolve

Diversified alternatives: adapt and evolve

David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, argues for new thinking for investors’ portfolios in 2021, following a year in which the pandemic posed unfamiliar challenges for industries.