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Alex Crooke

Co-Head of Equities – EMEA and Asia Pacific | Portfolio Manager
Alex Crooke | Janus Henderson Investors

Alex Crooke is Co-Head of Equities – EMEA and Asia Pacific at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2018. Alex is responsible for equities in the EMEA and APAC regions and is a Portfolio Manager for the Global Equity Income and Global Dividend and Income Builder strategies as well as a number of UK and Australian funds and investment trusts. In addition, he is a member of the Janus Henderson Executive Committee. Previously, he was head of Global Equity Income and Specialist Equities Teams from 2013. Alex was recruited by Henderson to co-manage the UK assets of an investment trust in 1994 as an associate director. He later became a fund manager responsible for a number of UK and global income-oriented equity products. Alex began his investment career with Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1990 as a US investment analyst.

Alex holds a BSc degree (Hons) in physics and astrophysics from Manchester University. He is an associate member of the Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP) and has 31 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Will the global economy recover in 2022?

Will the global economy recover in 2022?

Alex Crooke, Portfolio Manager of the Bankers Investment Trust, provides an update on the Trust, highlighting changes made to the portfolio, the performance of the Asia Pacific region and valuations in the technology sector. Alex also provides his outlook for 2022, pointing out one of the most underappreciated risks.

How we’ll all be doing things differently

How we’ll all be doing things differently

In this paper, we examine how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way people work, shop, travel and entertain themselves in an attempt to get a glimpse into the future and understand how the world is changing. We also look at how The Bankers Investment Trust is positioned to take advantage of entrenched and evolving societal/consumer behaviours.

Diversification done differently

Diversification done differently

In this article, we describe how a multi-manager approach and flexibility to invest with no set limits within individual countries and sectors have combined to serve the Bankers Investment Trust particularly well in terms of its investment returns.

Recovery on the way as economies reopen

Recovery on the way as economies reopen

In this video, Alex Crooke, Fund Manager for the Bankers Investment Trust, discusses the decision to increase the Trust’s borrowings, performance over the last few months, areas where he is finding opportunities and the rotation between value and growth stocks.

Tech stocks – slow-down or slump?

Tech stocks – slow-down or slump?

With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the shift towards a digital-first world; technology stocks rose to all-time highs in 2020, as people spent more time online. However, as economies have begun to reopen following the rollout of highly effective coronavirus vaccines; tech stocks sold-off as investors rotated towards sectors set to benefit from reopening. In this article, we discuss the recent volatility in the tech space – highlighting recent performance, valuations and outlook for the sector.

Hold fast! Bankers remains balanced as the global economy gets back to its feet

Hold fast! Bankers remains balanced as the global economy gets back to its feet

Alex Crooke, Fund Manager for The Bankers Investment Trust, explains how the uneven rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations has affected certain regions, highlights the sectors benefiting from the re-opening trend, and explores the challenges posed by thematic investing.

Uncertain times, strong performance

Uncertain times, strong performance

Watch Alex Crooke, Fund Manager for The Bankers Investment Trust, in the Trust TV studio as he looks back on an extraordinary year for global markets and discusses the particular challenges he faced.

Trust TV: The Bankers Investment Trust

Trust TV: The Bankers Investment Trust

Watch Alex in the Trust TV studio as he looks back on an extraordinary year for global markets and discusses the particular challenges he faced.

The Bankers Investment Trust – Fund Manager AGM presentation

The Bankers Investment Trust – Fund Manager AGM presentation

Watch Alex Crooke, Fund Manager of The Bankers Investment Trust, present on the Trusts’ performance over the last financial year and his outlook for the coming months.

An optimistic outlook for global markets

An optimistic outlook for global markets

Alex Crooke, Fund Manager for The Bankers Investment Trust, discusses recent performance of the Trust and highlights which stocks in particular are driving this performance.

The case for investing in financials

The case for investing in financials

This article explains why The Bankers Investment Trust remains an enthusiastic advocate of the sector, and argues that financials should form a key element of any intelligently diversified portfolio.

Alex Crooke: Why investors should remain optimistic

Alex Crooke: Why investors should remain optimistic

Alex Crooke, Co-Head of Equities – EMEA & Asia Pacific and lead Fund Manager of The Bankers Investment Trust, shares his views on the performance of the portfolio over the last few months. Alex also discusses why he remains optimistic as he looks ahead towards a post-pandemic recovery.