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David Elms

Head of Diversified Alternatives | Portfolio Manager

David Elms is Head of Diversified Alternatives and a Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors responsible for enhanced index, risk premia, and hedge portfolios. Prior to joining Henderson in 2002, he spent eight years as a founding partner at Portfolio Partners. He was initially based in Melbourne, where he managed derivatives and enhanced index portfolios, and was later seconded to Aviva in London in a corporate strategy role following Aviva’s acquisition of Portfolio Partners. Earlier, he spent three years as associate director at County NatWest Investment Management, Melbourne, where he was responsible for equities and equity derivative trading as well as quantitative research.

David received a BCom degree (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, Australia.  He has 30 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Flow World Revolutions

Flow World Revolutions

How should investors manage risk in a world where flows can dominate fundamentals?

Enhancing Beta Returns via Disintermediation Alphas

Enhancing Beta Returns via Disintermediation Alphas

A novel approach representing a material departure from past enhanced index strategies

Flow World Reloaded

Flow World Reloaded

Can investors ride the pickup in issuance and option volumes in 2021? Aneet Chachra and David Elms consider how flexible, flow-driven strategies acting as price makers to intermediate flow mismatches can benefit.

Diversified alternatives: adapt and evolve

Diversified alternatives: adapt and evolve

David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, argues for new thinking for investors’ portfolios in 2021, following a year in which the pandemic posed unfamiliar challenges for industries.

2021: Volatility likely, surprises fewer

2021: Volatility likely, surprises fewer

Exceptional monetary policy and macro uncertainty mean the rules are changing. Is 2021 the time to look beyond traditional investment approaches?

Diversified alternatives — evolution and adaptation in changing markets

Diversified alternatives — evolution and adaptation in changing markets

In this Q&A, David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives at Janus Henderson Investors, gives some insight into the adaptable strategies his team deploy in their efforts to deliver attractive risk adjusted returns for investors, with truly diversified performance drivers.

Whatever happened to Goldilocks?

Whatever happened to Goldilocks?

David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, and Steve Cain, Portfolio Manager, give a mid-year update of their market outlook, considering the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on investment markets, and outlining the potential risks and opportunities they see for alternative strategies for the remainder of 2020.

Uncorrelated alternatives: Multi Strategy

Uncorrelated alternatives: Multi Strategy

The past 20 years of hedge fund investing experience has been invaluable in evaluating and designing truly diversifying strategies that also meet the return objectives of institutional investors. David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives and Norbert Fullerton, Head of Institutional Client Strategy, EMEA discuss the case for multi strategy portfolios.

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.

Diversified Alternatives 2020 outlook: Out of the Goldilocks zone?

Diversified Alternatives 2020 outlook: Out of the Goldilocks zone?

Will 2019 be considered the last hurrah? Could 2020 mark the beginning of a new era of volatility for global markets? David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, gives some insight into where he sees the most attractive areas of opportunity, and what this might mean for investors.

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.