Andy Acker, CFA

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 23 years of financial industry experience.

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China’s pharma boom

China’s pharma boom

Ethan Lovell, co-portfolio manager of Janus Henderson’s Global Life Sciences Strategy, discusses how China is becoming a fast-growing market for biopharmaceutical companies.

Navigating the drug pricing debate

Navigating the drug pricing debate

When the Trump administration introduced a ‘blueprint’ to lower drug prices in May, the pharmaceutical industry breathed a sigh of relief. Andy Acker and Ethan Lovell, Portfolio Managers of the Global Life Sciences strategy, discuss.

Global Life Sciences: our approach to seeking innovators in cancer therapy
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Global Life Sciences: our approach to seeking innovators in cancer therapy

Follow Global Life Sciences Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Research Analyst Dan Lyons as they visit biotechnology companies pursuing innovative platforms in which to provide new therapies for major diseases such as cancer.

Medical moonshots: how might investors approach gene-therapy stocks?
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Medical moonshots: how might investors approach gene-therapy stocks?

Ethan Lovell, co-portfolio manager of the Janus Henderson Global Life Sciences Strategy explains why medical moonshots are successful only after many years of research. He believes that a long-term approach to investment is therefore warranted.