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David Elms

Head of Diversified Alternatives | Portfolio Manager
David Elms

David Elms is Head of Diversified Alternatives and a portfolio manager at Janus Henderson Investors. 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 32 years of financial industry experience.

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Alternatives – mainstream diversification for 2024
Features & Outlooks

Alternatives – mainstream diversification for 2024

David Elms argues why a changing market outlook in 2024 should prompt investors to consider a greater allocation to alternatives.

Alternatives outlook: Seeking catalysts for change
Features & Outlooks

Alternatives outlook: Seeking catalysts for change

How much of a role can a liquid alternatives strategy play in a world of heightened geopolitical uncertainty, inflationary pressures, and dramatic changes in monetary policy?

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?

Factor timing – You’re doing it wrong!

Factor timing – You’re doing it wrong!

The quantitative finance world has recently been transfixed by its version of the East Coast/West Coast feud. But instead of Brooklyn versus Compton rappers, it’s their suburban cousins Greenwich versus Newport Beach arguing over factor timing.