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Jay Sivapalan, CFA

Head of Australian Fixed Interest | Portfolio Manager

Jay Sivapalan is Head of Australian Fixed Interest at Janus Henderson Investors. He manages the Australian fixed interest portfolios and is responsible for formulating interest rate and sector strategies employed within the portfolios and working closely with key fixed interest clients. Jay joined Henderson in 2015 as part of the acquisition of Perennial Fixed Interest, where most recently he was partner and senior portfolio manager. He came to Perennial in 2001, initially heading the quantitative area within the Perennial group before transitioning to the Australian fixed interest team in 2004. Prior to this, he was employed at Mercer, where he performed actuarial consulting work for superannuation clients. Before that, he worked at AXA in an actuarial role.

Jay earned a BCom degree in actuarial and finance from the University of Melbourne. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 26 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Global Perspectives: Bonds are back
Features & Outlooks

Global Perspectives: Bonds are back

In this episode, Head of Australian Fixed Interest Jay Sivapalan, and Matt Bullock, EMEA Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy, discuss why the Australian Fixed Interest market is making a resurgence and where the opportunities are over the next 12 months.

Australian Fixed Interest: Unveiling the road ahead in 2024
Features & Outlooks

Australian Fixed Interest: Unveiling the road ahead in 2024

Jay Sivapalan, Head of Australian Fixed Interest, Shan Kwee, Porfolio Manager and Emma Lawson, Fixed Interest Strategist – Macroeconomics share the investment outlook for 2024 and identify the macro themes investors should take into consideration as they navigate the future of fixed income.

Bond markets: Much ado about duration
Features & Outlooks

Bond markets: Much ado about duration

Intense discussions about the merits of duration are usually reserved for a select few bond market enthusiasts with less than average social attributes; the type that’s not likely to be at a weekend party. Yet today, almost every investor has something to say about this age-old topic.

Bond markets: The reversal of cheap money was always going to be bumpy

Bond markets: The reversal of cheap money was always going to be bumpy

Jay Sivapalan, Head of Australian Fixed Interest, discusses the recent financial crises across SVB and Credit Suisse.

The world has changed: Implications for bond market investors

The world has changed: Implications for bond market investors

Jay Sivapalan, Head of Australian Fixed Interest, discusses the very different investment landscape we find ourselves in after the pandemic and how fixed interest investors can navigate the very different path ahead.

Four ways institutional investors can seek incremental yields

Four ways institutional investors can seek incremental yields

Jay Sivapalan, Head of Australian Fixed Interest, and Shan Kwee, Portfolio Manager, discuss how far fixed interest markets have come in the past 12 months and outline four ways institutional investors can seek incremental yield opportunities.

How the airport sector weathered the pandemic storm

How the airport sector weathered the pandemic storm

Jay Sivapalan, Head of Australian Fixed Interest, and Dinesh Kuhadas, Credit Analyst, provide a deep-dive on the airport sector’s experience through the pandemic and discuss how research and company engagement help identify rare investment opportunities in turbulent markets.

Russia/Ukraine: Implications for Australian fixed interest

Russia/Ukraine: Implications for Australian fixed interest

Jay Sivapalan, Head of Australian Fixed Interest, discusses what the unfolding situation in Ukraine means for Australian Fixed Interest and the team’s investment strategies.

Positive impact investing: Can you do well by doing good?

Positive impact investing: Can you do well by doing good?

Jay Sivapalan, Head of Australian Fixed Interest, and Artee Khiatani, Credit Analyst – ESG, explain how positive impact credit securities can achieve incremental returns relative to their non-impact equivalents.

View from the desk: Australia’s bond yield eruption

View from the desk: Australia’s bond yield eruption

Amid the wild swings in the bond market and the RBA’s new stance, Jay Sivapalan, Head of Australian Fixed Interest at Janus Henderson, provides his perspective on the threats and opportunities.

Inside the bond market sell-off

Inside the bond market sell-off

Jay Sivapalan, Head of Australian Fixed Interest at Janus Henderson, discusses what caused February’s bond market volatility and how the team are actively navigating the challenging conditions.