John Kerschner, CFA
John Kerschner is Head of US Securitised Products at Janus Henderson Investors and a Portfolio Manager on the Multi-Sector Credit strategy and the three Securitised Products ETFs – Mortgage-Backed Securities, AAA CLOs and BBB CLOs. John primarily focuses on leading the U.S. Securitised team and finding innovative ways to utilize structured products in JHI portfolios. Prior to joining Janus in 2010, John was director of portfolio management at BBW Capital Advisors. Before that, he worked for Woodbourne Investment Management, where he was global head of credit investing. John began his career at Smith Breeden Associates as an assistant portfolio manager and was promoted several times over 12 years, becoming a principal, senior portfolio manager and director of the ABS-CDO group.
John received his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Yale University, graduating cum laude. He earned his MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, where he was designated a Fuqua Scholar. John holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 33 years of financial industry experience.
Investing in CMBS today: A tale of two cities
The impact of recent bank failures and tighter lending conditions on commercial real estate and CMBS.
Fishing for yield in AAA CLOs and MBS
How bond investors can take advantage of higher short-term yields while still managing duration exposure.
The case for CLOs
As the market has grown and new investment structures have become available, CLOs are increasingly viewed as the link between the needs of smaller companies seeking financing and investors seeking yield.
Up in quality: AAA CLOs and a hawkish Fed
AAA CLOs may be well place to benefit from a hawkish Fed due to their ultra-low duration and floating rate coupons, competitive yields and high credit quality.
Tapering without the tantrum
We believe the Fed learned its lesson from the 2013-2014 “taper tantrum,” and efforts to better communicate its intentions will result in lower volatility this time around.