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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.

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Anatomy of a short squeeze: causes, outcomes and lessons
Timely & Topical

Anatomy of a short squeeze: causes, outcomes and lessons

What lessons can short squeezes offer about the inherent danger of carrying excessive leverage or short positions during periods of heightened risk and illiquidity?

2022: Optimal Conditions for a Liquid Alternative Toolset?

2022: Optimal Conditions for a Liquid Alternative Toolset?

Considering a multi-strategy approach to using liquid alternatives to help improve diversification.

2022 – optimal conditions for a liquid alternative toolset?
Timely & Topical

2022 – optimal conditions for a liquid alternative toolset?

How can a multi-strategy approach to using liquid alternatives help to improve diversification and complement traditional asset class allocations?

Alternatives 2022: has the bull gone far enough?
Analysis & Studies

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.

Diversified alternatives: adapt and evolve
Features & Outlooks

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.

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.