Last updated: 02:05 / Thursday, 13 January 2022
For Latin America, US Offshore and Iberia

Mario Aguilar Joins Janus Henderson as Senior Portfolio Strategist

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  • Aguilar, who assumed the role on 1 December 2021, will be based in London and report to Adam Hetts, Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy Group
  • He joins from Allspring Global Investments (formerly Wells Fargo Asset Management), where he was an EMEA Client Relations Director since 2013
  • The team performs customized analyses on advisor portfolios, providing differentiated, data-driven diagnostics, and publishes proprietary asset allocation and macro insights

Janus Henderson Investors is bolstering its Portfolio Construction and Strategy team with the hiring of Mario Aguilar as Senior Portfolio Strategist. In this newly-created role, he will support clients in the Latin American, US Offshore and Iberian markets.

Aguilar, who assumed the role on 1 December 2021, will be based in London and report to Adam Hetts, Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy Group. The asset manager has revealed in a press release that in his new position he will serve as "a crucial partner" to clients by delivering actionable investment strategy insights through customized portfolio analytics and proprietary thought leadership, across all asset classes. 

Janus Henderson has highlighted that Aguilar brings "a wealth of industry experience" having joined from Allspring Global Investments (formerly Wells Fargo Asset Management), where he was an EMEA Client Relations Director since 2013. In that role he had multi-asset product coverage responsibilities for EMEA and Latin American clients, engaging with those clients in a variety of formats including individual client portfolio consultations, group presentations, and providing investment and market commentaries. Prior to that, he worked as a Client Services Director at Markov Processes International where he was an expert on their flagship portfolio analysis software.

The Janus Henderson Portfolio Construction and Strategy (PCS) team performs customized analyses on advisor portfolios, providing differentiated, data-driven diagnostics, and publishes proprietary asset allocation and macro insights. The firms points out that through guidance from the PCS team, "advisors can build more resilient client portfolios through deep performance/risk model analysis and unique investment perspectives".

Aguilar's appointment brings the headcount of the PCS team to a total of 12 people covering Janus Henderson clients across US, US Offshore, LatAm, and EMEA.

"I am delighted to have Mario onboard to offer clients in Latin America, US Offshore and Iberia the specialist knowledge of our PCS team. We are dedicated to growing our private bank network in these regions and the value propositions that the PCS team will be able to offer advisors will be invaluable in helping them to deliver results in line with their investors’ long-term objectives. We are confident that the combined technical expertise of Mario, PCS technology and the local expertise of our sales colleagues on the ground will result in a superior client experience", said Ignacio de la Maza, Head of EMEA Intermediary & LatAm said.

Meanwhile, Adam Hetts, Global Head of Portfolio Construction Strategy, commented that Aguilar is "a critical addition" to their growing global team: "He brings a tremendous mix of local expertise and global investment acumen that is ideally suited to our clients’ needs in the Latin America, US Offshore, and Iberia markets".

In his view, thanks to this addition, Janus Henderson and their sales colleagues are deepening their client relationships in these "key strategic markets" by delivering an even wider array of customized portfolio construction insights and market perspectives. "Mario brings unique perspective to how we can best apply our global team’s resources to his local markets, and we are all very excited for what he will accomplish on behalf of our clients", he concluded.

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