Brent Olson

Portfolio Manager | Credit Analyst
Brent Olson | Janus Henderson Investors

Brent Olson is a Portfolio Manager and Credit Analyst at Janus Henderson Investors. Brent rejoined Janus Henderson in 2017. Prior to this, he was a lead portfolio manager at Scout Investments on a growth equity strategy that emphasised fixed income metrics and credit data points to select stocks. Before Scout, he oversaw high-yield and leveraged equity research as well as managed fixed income products at Three Peaks Capital Management from 2005 until 2013. From 2000 until 2004, he was an investment analyst at Invesco Funds Group. He started his financial career in 1997 as a credit analyst with Janus until 2000.

Brent received his bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from the University of Virginia. He earned his MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Colorado and has 22 years of financial industry experience.

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Catching falling angels: finding opportunities in crossover credit

Catching falling angels: finding opportunities in crossover credit

​A growing segment of BBB rated securities are priced to fall into the high yield market. In our view, this trend could create opportunities for investors who are willing to look across both the ratings spectrum and credit sectors, say Portfolio Managers Seth Meyer and Brent Olson

The importance of being active: why passive exposure in high yield is not enough
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The importance of being active: why passive exposure in high yield is not enough

The US high yield market’s modest return in August obscured significant divergence of returns within the index. Portfolio Managers Seth Meyer and Brent Olson discuss why this dispersion demonstrates that opportunities exist in high yield, and why they believe active management is key to capitalising on those opportunities. The Bloomberg-Barclays US High Yield Index was