Asset class: Multi-Asset

Tail Risk Report: July 2018 – Growth is fading

​Janus Henderson's US-based Multi-Asset Solutions Team present their latest tail risk report, using options market prices to infer expected tail gains and losses for each asset class. The options-implied signals, for the first time in two years, no longer favour equities as the most attractive asset class.

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Alternatives in action

by James de Bunsen, CFA

12 months ago
​In this video James de Bunsen, a portfolio manager in Janus Henderson's UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses why alternatives can thrive in times of increased volatility. He also explains his team's investment approach.
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The evolution of multi-asset

by Paul O'Connor

12 months ago
In this video, Paul O’Connor, Head of Janus Henderson's UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses the evolution of multi-asset investing and how this enabled the launch of its Core Income range of funds five years ago.
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Multi-Asset: expect surprises, expect volatility

by Paul O'Connor

1 year ago

Paul O’Connor, Head of Janus Henderson’s UK-based Multi-Asset Team, outlines his view on the events of 2018 thus far and gives his outlook for different asset classes.

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Essentials: Multi-Asset Core Income
In this Essentials video for the Janus Henderson Core Income range of funds, meet Multi-Asset Team head Paul O’Connor and managers Dean Cheeseman and Nick Watson. Learn about the team’s investment philosophy, the range’s key benefits, and what differentiates the funds from their peers.
 
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Quick view: Italy - back to square one

by Paul O'Connor

1 year ago

​Paul O’Connor, Head of Janus Henderson's UK-based Multi-Asset Team, comments on recent political developments in Italy. He cautions about a potential re-pricing of risk in financial markets.

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3% yield on US 10-year Treasuries: are we at a tipping point?

by Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D.

1 year ago
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Dr Ashwin Alankar, Head of Global Asset Allocation & Risk Management, discusses the significance of the US 10-year Treasuries yield reaching 3% and why he believes this event will not lead to a sharp sell-off in US government bonds. He also shares his views on why exposure to shorter-dated US Treasuries might be an interesting option in an environment with a flattening yield curve.
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Where and when to go active – an asset allocator’s view (part 2)

by Nick Watson, CFA

1 year ago

​In part two of this two-part mini-series, Nick Watson, portfolio manager with Janus Henderson’s UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses why alpha-generating managers are likely to be in ever greater demand, and focuses on dynamics within fixed income. As an allocator to both active funds and passive instruments, he argues it is crucial to consider questions of ‘where’ and ‘when’ when making decisions.

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Tail Risk Report: April 2018 - Not an optimistic future, but bright spots are identifiable

Janus Henderson’s US-based Multi-Asset Solutions Team present their latest tail risk report, using options market prices to infer expected tail gains and losses for each asset class. The options-implied signals indicate that while all asset classes may appear unattractive, some bright areas remain.

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Essentials: a 'balanced' US equity and bond strategy

​This video provides an introduction to the actively managed US equity and fixed income strategy run by equity specialists Maco Pinto and Jeremiah Buckley, and fixed income experts Darrell Watters and Mayul Saigal.

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Options market favours US large caps

by Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D.

1 year ago
In this video, Dr Ashwin Alankar, Global Head of Asset Allocation and Risk Management at Janus Henderson, discusses the reasons – including fiscal stimulus and dollar weakness – why option market signals are showing a strong preference for US large-cap equities.
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Where and when to go active – an asset allocator’s view (part 1)

by Nick Watson, CFA

1 year ago

​In part one of this two-part mini-series, Nick Watson, portfolio manager with Janus Henderson’s UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses the roles that both active and passive investing can play. He argues why it is crucial to consider questions of ‘where’ and ‘when’ when making allocation decisions.

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Now is the time for added caution

by Stephen Payne, ASIP

1 year ago

​In this article, Stephen Payne, co-manager of the Janus Henderson Cautious Managed Fund, looks at how an actively managed strategy, balancing exposure to a combination of equities bonds and cash, can adapt to potential market risks at the latter stages of a bull market.

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Options show a polarisation in the outlook for global equities

by Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D.

1 year ago
Dr Ashwin Alankar, Global Head of Asset Allocation and Risk Management at Janus Henderson, discusses with Bloomberg TV why signals from the options market show a distinct preference for US stocks over Emerging Market, European and Japanese equities.
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Volatility spike says little about the outlook for stocks

by Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D.

1 year ago

​Ash Alankar, Global Head of Asset Allocation and Risk Management at Janus Henderson, does not expect a sustained selloff in equities according to signals from the options market. This article was first appeared on Bloomberg View on 2 March 2018. Republished here with permission.

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Quick view: investors weigh Italian risks

by James de Bunsen, CFA

1 year ago

James de Bunsen, portfolio manager with Janus Henderson’s UK-based Multi-Asset Team, gives his view on the Italian election results.

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​Quick view: Italian election market risks have dissipated

by James de Bunsen, CFA

1 year ago

​James de Bunsen, fund manager within Janus Henderson’s UK-based Multi-Asset Team, gives his view on political and market risks ahead of the Italian general election on 4 March 2018.

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‘Supercharged’ markets to give way to volatility?

by Nick Watson, CFA

1 year ago
In this video, Nick Watson, portfolio manager with Janus Henderson’s UK-based Multi-Asset Team, gives his take on 2018’s market movements. He discusses portfolio positioning and his outlook for different assets given the prospect of rising interest rates and the potential for increased market volatility.
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Quick view: Market plunge due to over-exuberance

Oliver Blackbourn, Fund Manager with Janus Henderson’s UK-based Multi-Asset Team, comments on the dramatic plunge in stock markets globally. He discusses the factors that have contributed to the sell-off.

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Active strategies to test seaworthiness of opportunities

Dick Weil is the co-CEO of Janus Henderson Investors, and Ash Alankar is the Global Head of Asset Allocation. They argue why the prevailing tide might be turning for passive investment vehicles, in favour of active strategies.

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