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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 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 20 years of financial industry experience.

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Making sense of the 2020 US election
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Making sense of the 2020 US election

Our panel of investment professionals discuss what the result could mean for financial markets and investors.

Election insights: options implied analysis of the US presidential election

Election insights: options implied analysis of the US presidential election

Head of Global Asset Allocation, Ashwin Alankar, and Chief Investment Strategist, Myron Scholes, provide insight on how the options market reacted to the Democratic and Republican conventions and whether the proceedings impacted the markets’ assessment of the US presidential election’s outcome.

Equity’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: proceed with caution

Equity’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: proceed with caution

Citing downward earnings revisions and bearish signals gleaned from options markets, Head of Global Asset Allocation, Ashwin Alankar expresses concern that the recent rally in risk assets ignores potential headwinds facing the US economy due to lower consumption.

Tell Tail Signs Q2 2020 – The Post-Crisis Recovery: V or a W?

Tell Tail Signs Q2 2020 – The Post-Crisis Recovery: V or a W?

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.

Illiquid markets seek targeted policy response

Illiquid markets seek targeted policy response

Ashwin Alankar, Head of Global Asset Allocation, says the market sell-off has increased illiquidity in financial markets and that a targeted policy response is needed to stave off the potential for small business defaults, which would greatly weigh on economic growth. However, options markets now signal more reward than risk in equities.

Tell Tail Signs: November 2019 – Don’t bet on recession or disinflation

Tell Tail Signs: November 2019 – Don’t bet on recession or disinflation

​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.

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.