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Janus Henderson Investors is a leading global active asset manager. We exist to help clients achieve their long-term financial goals.

At Janus Henderson Investors, we are committed to providing the market with sophisticated, transparent, investable indices that meet the rigorous standards required to serve as the basis for a wide range of investable products around the world.

Decisions made by the Janus Henderson Index Committee include all matters related to index policy and maintenance. The Index Committee is responsible for reviewing the design, composition and calculation of all Janus Henderson Indices as well as the development of new indices. The committee meets to review market conditions and index performance and to address major market developments. The Index Committee also determines whether any changes should be made to existing index methodologies and makes determinations on how various corporate actions should be treated.

Index Committee

Nick Cherney, CFA

Nick Cherney, CFA

Head of Exchange Traded Products

Nick Cherney is Head of Exchange Traded Products at Janus Henderson Investors. Mr. Cherney was the chief investment officer and co-founder at VelocityShares from 2009 until Janus’ acquisition of the company in 2014. Prior to VelocityShares, he worked at Barclays Capital in New York and had product development and management responsibilities for iPath ETNs. Previous to this role, Mr. Cherney was a portfolio manager for iShares at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, where he managed more than $25 billion of ETF assets across asset classes. Earlier, he was an index research analyst at Barclays Global Investors. Mr. Cherney is frequently sought out by leading financial publications and news agencies including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Barron’s, among others.

Mr. Cherney received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of California – Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 14 years of financial industry experience.

Scott M. Weiner, D.Phil.

Scott M. Weiner, D.Phil.

Head of Quantitative Strategy | Portfolio Manager, Exchange Traded Products

Scott M. Weiner is the Head of Quantitative Strategy and Portfolio Manager for the Exchange Traded Products (ETP) group at Janus Henderson Investors. He is a member of the firm’s Index Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Janus Henderson Foundation. Prior to joining VelocityShares, which Janus acquired in 2014, Dr. Weiner was managing director and U.S. head of equity derivatives and quantitative strategy at Deutsche Bank. He is the author of The Complete Guide to ETF Portfolio Management and his research has been published in Mathematical Finance, The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and The Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Dr. Weiner received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Oxford. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Dr. Weiner has 24 years of financial industry experience.

John McDermott, Ph.D.

John McDermott, Ph.D.

Independent Index Committee Member

John McDermott is an Associate Professor of Finance at Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business. Dr. McDermott’s research on hedging, market liquidity and index reconstitution has been published in notable finance journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Markets and the Journal of Futures Markets. Additionally, he is Chief Investment Strategist of Symmetry Partners in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and is responsible for the management of over $8 billion in client assets.

Dr. McDermott received his bachelor of science degree in engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He also holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Benjamin Wang, CFA

Benjamin Wang, CFA

Portfolio Manager, ETP Quantitative Strategy

Benjamin Wang is a Portfolio Manager and member of the Exchange Traded Product (ETP) Quantitative Strategy Team at Janus Henderson Investors. Prior to joining VelocityShares, which Janus acquired in 2014, he spent five years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management as an execution trader in quantitative investment strategies. He began his career at Susquehanna International Group as an assistant trader.

Mr. Wang received a bachelor of science degree and master of engineering degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a master of science in financial engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Wang holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 16 years of financial industry experience.

Farzad Ali

Farzad Ali

Senior Risk Manager

Farzad Ali is a Senior Risk Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2006. In this role, he is responsible for the production of risk and performance analysis and collaborates with portfolio managers to help keep portfolios within their risk guidelines. Mr. Ali joined Janus in 2000 as a web specialist. In 2001, he became a portfolio information analyst in charge of calculating and analyzing performance and characteristics for separate and sub-advised accounts.

Mr. Ali received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Texas – Austin. He has 21 years of financial industry experience.

Mike Mulder

Mike Mulder

Head of Distribution Compliance, NA | CCO, Janus Henderson Distributors

Mike Mulder is Head of Distribution Compliance, North America and Chief Compliance Officer for Janus Henderson Distributors, LLC. He is responsible for advertising review, sales practice oversight, exchange traded products compliance and product governance. Prior to this, Mr. Mulder was head of investment advisory and trading compliance, North America where he worked with the trading, investments and operations teams advising on complex products and projects. He joined Janus Henderson in 2008.

Mr. Mulder graduated with a degree in finance from the University of Northern Colorado. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 securities licenses and has 14 years of financial industry experience.

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