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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 32 years of financial industry experience.

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Alternatives Investment Outlook: The scale of change demands a different mindset
Features & Outlooks

Alternatives Investment Outlook: The scale of change demands a different mindset

Explore the opportunity for alternatives investing following a year that tested the resilience of traditional strategies built around ‘core’ asset classes.

Anatomy of a short squeeze: causes, outcomes and lessons
Timely & Topical

Anatomy of a short squeeze: causes, outcomes and lessons

What lessons can short squeezes offer about the inherent danger of carrying excessive leverage or short positions during periods of heightened risk and illiquidity?

2022: Optimal Conditions for a Liquid Alternative Toolset?

2022: Optimal Conditions for a Liquid Alternative Toolset?

Considering a multi-strategy approach to using liquid alternatives to help improve diversification.

2022 – optimal conditions for a liquid alternative toolset?
Timely & Topical

2022 – optimal conditions for a liquid alternative toolset?

How can a multi-strategy approach to using liquid alternatives help to improve diversification and complement traditional asset class allocations?

Diversified alternatives: adapt and evolve
Features & Outlooks

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.