Global Head of Asset Allocation & Risk Management | Portfolio Manager
Ashwin Alankar is Global Head of Asset Allocation & Risk Management for Janus Capital Group. In this role he is responsible for leading and advising on risk management issues across the platform and defines short- and long-term approaches to asset allocation. He also co-manages the Janus Adaptive Allocation strategies. Prior to joining Janus in August 2014, Mr. Alankar served from 2010 to 2014 as co-chief investment officer of AllianceBernstein's tail risk parity and senior hedge fund portfolio manager of the firm's multi-asset class market neutral systematic hedge fund. Prior to that, he was a partner and capital allocation committee member for Platinum Grove Asset Management from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Alankar's experience also includes serving as a consultant in the financial litigation division of the Law and Economics Consulting Group from 2001 – 2002.
Mr. Alankar holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and mathematics and a master of science degree in chemical engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business. Mr. Alankar has 15 years of financial industry experience.