Janus Henderson Investors is today announcing a new hire in its Portfolio Construction and Strategy team. Mario Aguilar has joined the firm as Senior Portfolio Strategist and will support clients in the Latin American, US Offshore and Iberian markets. Mario, who assumed the role on 1 December 2021, will be based in London and report to Adam Hetts, Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy Group.
In this newly-created role, Mario will serve as a crucial partner to Janus Henderson’s clients by delivering actionable investment strategy insights through customised portfolio analytics and proprietary thought leadership, across all asset classes.
Mario brings a wealth of industry experience to the firm having joined from Allspring Global Investments (formerly Wells Fargo Asset Management), where he was an EMEA Client Relations Director since 2013. In that role he had multi-asset product coverage responsibilities for EMEA and Latin American clients, engaging with those clients in a variety of formats including individual client portfolio consultations, group presentations, and providing investment and market commentaries. Prior to that, Mario was a Client Services Director at Markov Processes International where he was an expert on their flagship portfolio analysis software.
The Janus Henderson Portfolio Construction and Strategy (PCS) team performs customised analyses on advisor portfolios, providing differentiated, data-driven diagnostics, and publishes proprietary asset allocation and macro insights. Through guidance from the PCS team, advisors can build more resilient client portfolios through deep performance/risk model analysis and unique investment perspectives. Mario’s appointment brings the headcount of the PCS team to a total of 12 people covering Janus Henderson clients across US, US Offshore, LatAm, and EMEA.
Ignacio De La Maza, Head of EMEA Intermediary & LatAm said:
I am delighted to have Mario onboard to offer clients in Latin America, US Offshore and Iberia the specialist knowledge of our PCS team. We are dedicated to growing our private bank network in these regions and the value propositions that the PCS team will be able to offer advisors will be invaluable in helping them to deliver results in line with their investors’ long-term objectives. We are confident that the combined technical expertise of Mario, PCS technology and the local expertise of our sales colleagues on the ground will result in a superior client experience.
Adam Hetts, Global Head of Portfolio Construction Strategy, says:
Mario is a critical addition to our growing global team. He brings a tremendous mix of local expertise and global investment acumen that is ideally suited to our clients’ needs in the Latin America, US Offshore, and Iberia markets. Thanks to the addition of Mario, we and our sales colleagues are deepening our client relationships in these key strategic markets by delivering an even wider array of customized portfolio construction insights and market perspectives. Mario brings unique perspective to how we can best apply our global team’s resources to his local markets, and we are all very excited for what he will accomplish on behalf of our clients.
Notes to editors
Janus Henderson Group (JHG) is a leading global active asset manager dedicated to helping investors achieve long-term financial goals through a broad range of investment solutions, including equities, fixed income, quantitative equities, multi-asset and alternative asset class strategies.
At 30 September 2021, Janus Henderson had approximately US$419 billion in assets under management, more than 2,000 employees, and offices in 25 cities worldwide. Headquartered in London, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Source: Janus Henderson Group plc