Ashwin Alankar, PhD

Head of Global Asset Allocation | Portfolio Manager
Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D. | Janus Henderson Investors

Ashwin Alankar is Head of Global Asset Allocation at Janus Henderson Investors. In this role, he is responsible for defining short- and long-term approaches to asset allocation. He also co-manages the Adaptive Allocation strategy and co-managed the Diversified Alternatives strategy from 2016 until 2019. Prior to joining Janus in 2014, Ashwin served from 2010 to 2014 as co-chief investment officer of quantitative investment strategies at AllianceBernstein. From 2003 to 2010, he was a partner and capital allocation committee member for Platinum Grove Asset Management. Ashwin’s experience also includes serving as a consultant in the financial litigation division of the Law and Economics Consulting Group from 2001 to 2002.

Ashwin earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and mathematics and a master of science degree in chemical engineering, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a PhD in finance from the University of California – Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He has 18 years of financial industry experience.

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Tell tail signs: September 2019 – options markets still sniffing inflation

Tell tail signs: September 2019 – options markets still sniffing inflation

Janus Henderson’s US-based Multi-Asset Solutions Team present their latest Tail Risk Report, using options market prices to infer expected tail gains and losses for each asset class.

Tell Tail Signs: August 2019 – With the world distracted, options markets sniff signs of inflation

Tell Tail Signs: August 2019 – With the world distracted, options markets sniff signs of inflation

​Janus Henderson’s US-based Multi-Asset Solutions Team present their latest Tail Risk Report, using options market prices to infer expected tail gains and losses for each asset class.

Tell Tail Signs: June 2019 – Signs of inflation continue…

Tell Tail Signs: June 2019 – Signs of inflation continue…

​Janus Henderson’s US-based Multi-Asset Solutions Team present their latest Tail Risk Report, using market prices to infer expected tail gains and losses for each asset class. In May, signals continued to forewarn that inflation may not be dead.

Current market conditions – what is the data telling us?

Current market conditions – what is the data telling us?

Ashwin Alankar, Head of Global Asset Allocation, believes that data can tell us a lot about what is going on in the marketplace. In this video, he discusses what current data may be indicating for the wider market.

Tell tail signs: February 2019 – Thank you Fed, at least for now

Tell tail signs: February 2019 – Thank you Fed, at least for now

Janus Henderson’s US-based Multi-Asset Solutions Team present their latest Tail Risk Report, using options market prices to infer expected tail gains and losses for each asset class. Now that the ‘Fed Put’ is back in play, this report takes a look at how options market signals are positioned.