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Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D.

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, Dr. Alankar 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. Dr. Alankar’s experience also includes serving as a consultant in the financial litigation division of the Law and Economics Consulting Group from 2001 to 2002.

Dr. Alankar 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 Ph.D. in finance from the University of California – Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He has 19 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Global Perspectives: Making Sense of the U.S. Election

Global Perspectives: Making Sense of the U.S. Election

A panel discussion exploring the market implications of the 2020 U.S. election, recorded on Nov. 5 as votes continued to come through.

Options Market Warms to Divided Government
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Options Market Warms to Divided Government

The options market signals that riskier assets may find a supportive environment in an era of split government and policy moderation.

Making Sense of the 2020 U.S. Election

Making Sense of the 2020 U.S. Election

Janus Henderson Investors hosted a global webcast exploring the market implications of the 2020 U.S. election. Our panel of investment professionals discuss what the result could mean for financial markets and investors.

Options Markets See a Tightening Race
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Options Markets See a Tightening Race

Always looking out for surprises, options markets are giving President Trump better odds than what are currently reflected in consensus polling data.

Options Prices Spike on Election Uncertainty
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Options Prices Spike on Election Uncertainty

The options market is signaling a tight U.S. presidential race, with volatility likely to increase around Election Day.

Dollar Weakness: An Underappreciated Threat to the Global Economic System
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Dollar Weakness: An Underappreciated Threat to the Global Economic System

This year’s weakening of the U.S. dollar poses a significant threat to global economic growth and financial stability should it spiral out of control.

Options-Implied Analysis of U.S. Presidential Election
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Options-Implied Analysis of U.S. Presidential Election

After the recent party conventions, the options market continues to favor a Biden victory – but does not see his chances of winning increasing.

Investors Perhaps Too Enthusiastic About Future Fiscal Stimulus

Investors Perhaps Too Enthusiastic About Future Fiscal Stimulus

Why we believe a disappointing fiscal response could shatter market expectations – and with them, this historic equities rally.

Equity’s Response to COVID-19: Proceed with Caution

Equity’s Response to COVID-19: Proceed with Caution

Why we believe the recent rally in riskier assets ignores potential headwinds facing the U.S. economy due to lower consumption.

Illiquid Markets Seek Targeted Policy Response

Illiquid Markets Seek Targeted Policy Response

Illiquidity has climbed in markets as investors worry about economic growth. But options prices now signal an improved risk/reward ratio for 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.

Tell Tail Signs: Inflation Signals Perking Up

Tell Tail Signs: Inflation Signals Perking Up

Each month, the Adaptive Multi-Asset Solutions Team provides an asset class outlook using options market prices to infer expected tail gains and tail losses.