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 co-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 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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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 Potential Shows Little Sign of Abating

Tell Tail Signs: Inflation Potential Shows Little Sign of Abating

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.

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.

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.

Tell Tail Signs: Don’t Bet on Recession or Disinflation

Tell Tail Signs: Don’t Bet on Recession or Disinflation

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.

Tell Tail Signs: What Are Markets Signaling?

Tell Tail Signs: What Are Markets Signaling?

In this quarterly webinar, Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D., Head of Global Asset Allocation, shares his perspective on current risks and opportunities in the market.

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Tell Tail Signs: Options Markets Still Sniffing Inflation

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

Tell Tail Signs: Options Markets Still Sniffing Inflation

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

Inflation Risks in a Distracted Market

Inflation Risks in a Distracted Market

As investors focus on the slowing global economy, options markets are warning of another risk that may be flying under the radar: inflation.

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Tell Tail Signs: With the World Distracted, Options Markets Sniffing Signs of Inflation

Tell Tail Signs: With the World Distracted, Options Markets Sniffing Signs of Inflation

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

Tell Tail Signs: Inflation Signals Holding Up

Tell Tail Signs: Inflation Signals Holding Up

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

Tell Tail Signs: Signs of Inflation Continue …

Tell Tail Signs: Signs of Inflation Continue …

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