In recent months, macro and micro fundamentals have broadly improved as the market anticipated, while longer-maturity US Treasury bond yields have fallen and credit markets have generally rallied. Economic growth, globally, is accelerating and corporate bond markets are largely priced for it to continue. This begs the question: what could go wrong and how might fixed income markets respond?
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Jim Cielinski is Global Head of Fixed Income at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2017. He oversees all of the global fixed income products and teams and leads Corporate Credit as well. Previously, Jim was the global head of fixed income for Columbia Threadneedle Investments from 2010. Prior to joining Columbia Threadneedle, he spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management as managing director and head of credit. Before that, he was head of fixed income for Utah Retirement Systems, assistant manager of taxable fixed income for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and an equity portfolio manager for First Security Investment Management.
Jim received bachelor of science degrees in management and finance from the University of Utah and an MBA with a concentration in finance from New York University, Stern School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 40 years of financial industry experience.
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