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 19 years of financial industry experience.

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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.

Election Insights: Post Primaries, Options Market Signals Low Risk
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Election Insights: Post Primaries, Options Market Signals Low Risk

With Democratic primaries now underway, the options market remains sanguine about financial market risk.

Market GPS: Investors Should Expect the Unexpected in 2020

Market GPS: Investors Should Expect the Unexpected in 2020

Ash Alankar reveals what surprises 2020 may have in store for markets, including a possible rebound in non-U.S. equities and an overdue rise in inflation.

Inflation risks in a distracted market

Inflation risks in a distracted market

The US inflation rate has remained stubbornly low. Still, Ashwin Alankar, Head of Global Asset Allocation, says a combination of factors is helping to set the stage for a potential inflationary shock.