Andy Acker, CFA

Global Life Sciences | Portfolio Manager
Andy Acker, CFA | Janus Henderson Investors

Andy Acker is a Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors responsible for managing the Global Life Sciences and Biotechnology strategies since 2007 and 2018, respectively. He also leads the firm’s Health Care Sector Research Team. Andy was assistant portfolio manager on the Global Life Sciences strategy from 2003 to 2007. He joined Janus in 1999 as a research analyst focused on companies in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to this, he worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and as a health care analyst for Morgan Stanley Venture Partners.

Andy received his bachelor of science degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also earned an MBA with honours from Harvard Business School. Andy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 24 years of financial industry experience.

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Investing in health care post COVID-19

Investing in health care post COVID-19

Health care’s aggressive efforts to address COVID-19 could have a positive impact on the sector long term, says Portfolio Manager Andy Acker.

COVID-19: What will it take to reopen the economy?

COVID-19: What will it take to reopen the economy?

In this latest instalment of our video series exploring the scientific and investment implications of COVID-19, Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Biotech Analyst Agustin Mohedas discuss lessons learned as economies reopen, the virus’ fatality rate and the latest news in vaccine development.

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 6)

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 6)

In this latest installment of our series exploring the scientific and investment implications of COVID-19, Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Biotech Analyst Agustin Mohedas discuss lessons learned as economies reopen, the virus’s fatality rate and the latest news in vaccine development.

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 5)

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 5)

A new video series from our health care team offers unique insight into the scientific and investment implications of the COVID-19 crisis.

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 5)

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 5)

In the fifth installment of a series on the scientific and investment implications of COVID-19, Biotech Analyst, Agustin Mohedas, discusses how efforts to develop treatments and vaccines have accelerated innovation in healthcare.

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 4)

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 4)

A new video series from our health care team offers unique insight into the scientific and investment implications of the COVID-19 crisis.

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 4)

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 4)

In this fourth installment of a series on the scientific and investment implications of COVID-19, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst Dan Lyons explains the latest drug developments, as well as whether the US can meet its aggressive testing goals to reopen the economy.

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 3)

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 3)

In the third installment of a series on the scientific and investment implications of COVID-19, Health Care Analyst Rich Carney focuses on the impact of the virus within the US and explores the related developments.

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 3)

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 3)

A new video series from our healthcare team offers unique insight into the scientific and investment implications of the COVID-19 crisis.

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 2)

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 2)

In the second installment of our series on the scientific and investment implications of COVID-19, Biotech Analyst Agustin Mohedas provides insights on how biotech and pharmaceutical companies are responding to the crisis, and why continued systematic testing for the virus is crucial to the eventual reopening and recovery of the US economy.

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 2)

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 2)

A new video series from our health care team offers unique insight into the scientific and investment implications of the COVID-19 crisis.

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 1)

Podcast: Understanding the science and investment implications of COVID-19 (part 1)

In the first episode of a series on the scientific and investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Global Life Sciences Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Biotech Analyst Agustin Mohedas discuss recent developments made to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and how they view the timeline for an eventual return to normalcy in the global economy.