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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 32 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

What’s happened in markets so far?

What’s happened in markets so far?

In this video, Alex Crooke, Co-Head of Equities – EMEA & Asia Pacific, and Portfolio Manager of The Bankers Investment Trust, provides an overview of the drivers of equity markets so far this year.

The Bankers Investment Trust – Fund Manager 2022 AGM presentation

The Bankers Investment Trust – Fund Manager 2022 AGM presentation

Portfolio Manager of The Bankers Investment Trust, Alex Crooke, delivers the 2022 Annual General Meeting presentation to shareholders. He covers the Trust’s performance over the last financial year and portfolio activity over the period.

Trust TV: Diversification in a changing world

Trust TV: Diversification in a changing world

Simon Elliot, Head of Research at Winterflood Investment Trusts, welcomes Alex Crooke, Co-head of Equities in EMEA and Asia Pacific and Portfolio Manager of the Bankers Investment Trust, into the Trust TV studio. Simon and Alex discuss how the Trust is managed and the benefits of diversification in a changing world. Alex also talks about how he implements Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues within his stock selection process.

Seeking balance in the new normal

Seeking balance in the new normal

In this article, we look at how a multi-manager approach and flexibility to invest across different countries and sectors have combined to help the Bankers Investment Trust navigate a testing market environment, while delivering solid returns to investors.

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.

Trust TV: The Bankers Investment Trust – Uncertain Times, Strong Performance

Trust TV: The Bankers Investment Trust – Uncertain Times, Strong Performance

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. Alex will also outline his views on the optimal global asset allocation, the outlook for dividends in 2021 and beyond, his approach to stock-picking, sector winners and losers post-COVID, and other themes relevant to the global equity investor.

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.