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David Elms

Head of Diversified Alternatives | Portfolio Manager
David Elms | Janus Henderson Investors

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 29 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

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.

Diversified alternatives — evolution and adaptation in changing markets
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Diversified alternatives — evolution and adaptation in changing markets

In this Q&A interview, David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives at Janus Henderson, gives some insight into the adaptable strategies his team deploy in their efforts to deliver attractive risk adjusted returns for investors.

Whatever happened to Goldilocks?

Whatever happened to Goldilocks?

David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, and Steve Cain, Portfolio Manager, give a mid-year update of their market outlook, considering the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on investment markets, and outlining the potential risks and opportunities they see for alternative strategies for the remainder of 2020.

Bonds – What Are They Good For?

Bonds – What Are They Good For?

With the bond pillar now eroding, finding true diversification and low correlation across investments will become more important to portfolio construction.

Expected drawdowns – How much money should I lose?

Expected drawdowns – How much money should I lose?

Can historical and simulated data provide some guidance to what scale of asset price swings investors could expect over time? In this article Portfolio manager Aneet Chachra and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, address the value of drawdown probabilities in helping to calibrate our expectations of price moves.

Diversified Alternatives 2020 outlook: Out of the Goldilocks zone?

Diversified Alternatives 2020 outlook: Out of the Goldilocks zone?

Will 2019 be considered the last hurrah? Could 2020 mark the beginning of a new era of volatility for global markets? David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, gives some insight into where he sees the most attractive areas of opportunity, and what this might mean for investors.