QUARTERLY INSIGHTS | JUNE 2021
Connecting you to the latest thinking from our equity teams.
Themes in Focus
Alex Crooke, Co-Head of Equities – EMEA & Asia Pacific, discusses which themes matter most as economies reopen around the globe and green momentum builds.
Janus Henderson has broad expertise across equities globally. Teams develop their own views on markets, in line with their bespoke approaches; Equity Perspectives shares their latest thinking.
Alex summarises the recent shift in tone of markets and the key themes that are driving volatility. He also highlights the bottlenecks in the supply of key materials and the importance of keeping a close eye on inflation and earnings growth.
This is explored in more depth in our article on the nature of the current economic recovery and has implications for the re-emergence of consumer spending in Europe. Deeper dives into renewables and property are also key themes covered in this edition.
By Alex Crooke, Co-Head of Equities – EMEA & Asia Pacific
Our Equity Capabilities
Janus Henderson provides an active approach to equity investing. The equities platform is shaped by the belief that fundamental research is the foundation for delivering long-term, market-leading risk-adjusted returns. Independent thought and unique viewpoints are central to this approach and result in portfolios that are meaningfully different to an index. Each team expresses their individual, high-conviction ideas through processes that have evolved to suit their specific areas of the market and within robust risk control frameworks.
While operating with independence, the equities teams benefit from collaboration and shared research that provide a source of portfolio ideas. The culture encourages intellectual challenge and stimulating debate to test – and ultimately strengthen – investment thinking. The success of ideas is measured by overall client outcomes with the aim to deliver consistent, long-term risk-adjusted excess returns over benchmarks and peers regardless of the investment landscape. This effort is supported by award-winning, proprietary portfolio construction technology and a cultural emphasis on the client promise.
The equity teams, led by Co-Heads of Equities Alex Crooke and George Maris, include 162 investment professionals, responsible for US$224.9bn in assets under management1. The teams include those with a global perspective, those with a regional focus – US, Europe, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets – and those invested in specialist sectors. A range of growth, value and absolute return styles are employed.
1 Source: Janus Henderson, as at 31 March 2021.