Paul O’Connor

Head of Multi-Asset | Portfolio Manager
Paul O'Connor | Janus Henderson Investors

Paul O’Connor is Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team focused on asset allocation at Janus Henderson Investors. He co-manages the International Concentrated Equity strategy and is a Portfolio Manager on numerous multi-asset portfolios. Prior to joining Henderson in 2013, Paul was head of asset allocation (EMEA) at Mercer.

Paul holds a first class BA degree (Hons) in economics and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He has 25 years of financial industry experience.

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Oil crisis sparks market consolidation

Oil crisis sparks market consolidation

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, considers the prospects for equities and other risk assets, as negative oil prices put the brakes on the recent v-shaped market recovery.

Macro Outlook: Opportunity amid volatility

Macro Outlook: Opportunity amid volatility

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, reviews a momentous first quarter for investment markets worldwide. He discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across asset classes and covers the positive and negative indicators that are guiding his views on market prospects for the remainder of 2020.

Macro Outlook: Opportunity amid volatility

Macro Outlook: Opportunity amid volatility

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, reviews a momentous first quarter for investment markets worldwide. He discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across asset classes and covers the positive and negative indicators that are guiding his views on market prospects for the remainder of 2020.

Viral panic – what is the endgame?

Viral panic – what is the endgame?

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses the purge of risk appetite across the investment world as the coronavirus spreads, considering the range of potential government measures, and the quiet progress being made on containment.

From complacency to panic: Coronavirus and oil

From complacency to panic: Coronavirus and oil

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses the recent market shock as oil prices tumble and the Coronavirus continues to impact countries globally.

Markets fear a global coronavirus pandemic

Markets fear a global coronavirus pandemic

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK Multi-Asset Team, considers the potential impact on global economic growth as concerns grow about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus beyond China.

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Coronavirus contagion concerns

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, considers the potential impact of the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus from a purely asset allocation perspective.

Brexit day: shift gets real

As the UK’s membership of the EU officially ends, Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK Multi-Asset Team, takes a pragmatic look at the next steps in the Brexit process, and considers what that might mean for investors.

Multi-asset 2020 outlook: Climbing the wall of worry

Multi-asset 2020 outlook: Climbing the wall of worry

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK Multi-Asset Team, considers whether or not markets can continue to defy gravity in 2020, as we move into a post-stimulus era.

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UK election reaction: continuity and change
Quick Views Brexit UK

UK election reaction: continuity and change

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK Multi-Asset Team, gives his reaction to the UK election result and what it means for the Brexit process.

Quick view: The art of the deal
Quick Views Brexit

Quick view: The art of the deal

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, casts a wary eye over the latest push to get a Brexit agreement over the line.

Brexit update – curb your enthusiasm
Quick Views Brexit UK

Brexit update – curb your enthusiasm

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, comments on the market reaction to the last minute plot twist emerging from the Brexit negotiations.