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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 strategies 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 21 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Options prices signal stronger capital markets in 2023
Timely & Topical

Options prices signal stronger capital markets in 2023

In this video, Ash Alankar explains that signals imbedded in forward-looking options markets indicate easing inflation creating a favorable environment for global equities and bonds in 2023.

2022 market scorecard: butterfly 1, invisible hand 0
Timely & Topical

2022 market scorecard: butterfly 1, invisible hand 0

This year’s chaotic market volatility is partly owed to investors reeling from the absence of diversification among asset classes.

U.S. midterm elections: Option markets foresee divided Congress
Timely & Topical

U.S. midterm elections: Option markets foresee divided Congress

Assessing the potential outcomes of the upcoming U.S. midterm elections can play a useful role in identifying pockets of attractiveness in markets going forward.

Markets on inflation risks: What, me worry?
Timely & Topical

Markets on inflation risks: What, me worry?

The market’s optimistic assessment that inflation can easily be tamed is likely misplaced.

Bullish Inversion: A Novel Take on the Flattening Yield Curve
Analysis & Studies

Bullish Inversion: A Novel Take on the Flattening Yield Curve

Contrary to conventional wisdom, equities investors should interpret an inverted yield curve as a potentially positive development.

Things have changed: the options market suggests monetary tightening to moderate

Things have changed: the options market suggests monetary tightening to moderate

Option markets indicate that the Ukraine crisis will result in a slower pace of monetary tightening.