Aneet Chachra, CFA

Portfolio Manager
Aneet Chachra, CFA | Janus Henderson Investors

Aneet Chachra is a Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors on the Multi Strategy and Global Diversified Risk Premia strategies. Prior to joining Henderson in 2012, Mr. Chachra was an equity analyst at Citigroup. Before Citigroup, he was a strategist at Outpost Investment Group, where he generated trade ideas, researched thematic issues and published investment commentary. Mr. Chachra also developed quantitative trading strategies and portfolio analytics at JWM Partners. He began his career in 2000 at Morgan Stanley developing tools for interest rate derivatives and corporate bonds. Mr. Chachra’s research work has been quoted in numerous financial publications.

Mr. Chachra holds a BASc degree in engineering and a BA degree in economics from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Investment Management Certificate. He has 20 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Liquidity in stressed markets is more expensive than you think

Liquidity in stressed markets is more expensive than you think

In this article, Portfolio Manager Aneet Chachra and Investment Director Alistair Sayer consider the cost of trading when volatility spikes, and ask if liquid alternatives provide an alternative for investors to manage their portfolios during periods of uncertainty?

Expected drawdowns – How much money should I lose?

Expected drawdowns – How much money should I lose?

Can historical and simulated data provide some guidance to what scale of asset price swings investors could expect over time? In this article Portfolio manager Aneet Chachra and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, address the value of drawdown probabilities in helping to calibrate our expectations of price moves.

Solving a hard problem with a simple model

Solving a hard problem with a simple model

In this article, portfolio manager Aneet Chachra considers the potential benefits of a simple tactical allocation model based on trailing relative returns when looking at US vs emerging markets, and the importance of moving quickly when making investment decisions.

Portfolio rebalancing – pick a different day

Portfolio rebalancing – pick a different day

The majority of asset allocation models are rebalanced on the last day of the calendar month, but is this the best approach to maximize returns? Portfolio manager Aneet Chachra and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, tested the validity of this traditional market orthodoxy, with some surprising results.

Selling volatility – is the juice still worth the squeeze?
Global Perspectives

Selling volatility – is the juice still worth the squeeze?

Are investors being sufficiently compensated for taking asymmetric risk? In this article, portfolio manager Aneet Chachra and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, evaluate changing market conditions for equity volatility in the US and UK.

How do tech IPOs perform in their first year?
Global Perspectives

How do tech IPOs perform in their first year?

Aneet Chachra, portfolio manager within the Alternatives team, takes a quantitative look at US tech initial public offerings (IPOs) and how they have historically performed post-launch.

Equity moves, fund flows and fear
Global Perspectives

Equity moves, fund flows and fear

Aneet Chachra, portfolio manager within the Alternatives team, asks whether fund flows affect equity prices.

Money for nothing, right tails for free
Global Perspectives

Money for nothing, right tails for free

Aneet Chachra, portfolio manager within the Diversified Alternatives team, looks at the disconnect between share valuations and option market pricing and what this might imply for European equities.

The alternative view: Fast casual and artisanal alpha

The alternative view: Fast casual and artisanal alpha

​Aneet Chachra, portfolio manager within the Diversified Alternatives team at Janus Henderson, discusses unexpected parallels between the dining industry and investment management.

The alternative view – storing cash
Global Perspectives

The alternative view – storing cash

​Aneet Chachra and Steve Cain, Portfolio Managers within the Diversified Alternatives team at Janus Henderson, look at the maturity profiles on Treasuries compared with their ‘risk of loss’ history to reach conclusions about where value might lie within shorter maturities.

Kardashians and tails

Kardashians and tails

Ten years ago the reality TV family – the Kardashians – came into our lives, just as the S&P 500 reached its pre-financial crisis peak. ​Aneet Chachra, portfolio manager in the Diversified Alternatives team at Janus Henderson, takes a look at fat-tail events and the potential value within the options market.

How much gold?
Global Perspectives

How much gold?

Gold and sovereign bonds are typically the only assets that rise in value during periods of chaos, but at what point does holding gold become detrimental to the performance of a well-diversified portfolio? In this article, fund managers Aneet Chachra and Steve Cain from the Diversified Alternatives team at Janus Henderson explore the value of gold as a hedge against stock drawdowns, particularly for non-US investors, and discuss different ways for investors to start thinking about their own exposure.​