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Jim Cielinski, CFA

Global Head of Fixed Income
James Cielinski, CFA | Janus Henderson Investors

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 41 years of financial industry experience.

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Credit Risk Monitor – Goldilocks and the three bulls?

Credit Risk Monitor – Goldilocks and the three bulls?

Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, discusses the positive shift in two long-term credit cycle indicators.

Not so fast: The Fed exercises a circumspect approach
Timely & Topical

Not so fast: The Fed exercises a circumspect approach

A resilient economy gives the Fed latitude to lower rates at a pace of its own choosing.

The Fed’s December decision: A dove in a pear tree
Timely & Topical

The Fed’s December decision: A dove in a pear tree

Bond investors received an early gift as the Fed signaled that a material policy pivot was in store for 2024.

Fixed Income Outlook 2024: Do the math
Features & Outlooks

Fixed Income Outlook 2024: Do the math

Jim Cielinski explores why the math at the core of fixed income argues for a more rewarding outlook for the asset class in 2024.

ISG Insight: Shifting narrative
Features & Outlooks

ISG Insight: Shifting narrative

Shifting narratives can quickly reverse but might some be permanent?

Credit Risk Monitor – Pain delayed?

Credit Risk Monitor – Pain delayed?

Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, discusses the sharp rise in rates and the very gradual deterioration in the credit cycle.

The jump in yields is real
Timely & Topical

The jump in yields is real

With yields sharply higher, Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, dissects what is behind the recent move.

The Fed’s inflation fight: No victory … yet
Timely & Topical

The Fed’s inflation fight: No victory … yet

While progress has been made, the Fed continues to signal that the battle to lower inflation is far from over.

Credit Risk Monitor – Something for everyone

Credit Risk Monitor – Something for everyone

In our latest Credit Risk Monitor, Jim Cielinski discusses the latest impact on the credit cycle.

A still-resilient U.S. economy vindicates the Fed’s hawks
Timely & Topical

A still-resilient U.S. economy vindicates the Fed’s hawks

With it too soon to declare victory against inflation, we believe the market should accept that interest rates will remain near current levels for longer than it expects.

Fed seeks flexibility in complex late-cycle environment
Timely & Topical

Fed seeks flexibility in complex late-cycle environment

With inflation still elevated, the Fed seeks to buy time to assess the impact of policy tightening.

Fixed income outlook: Step back and mind the gap
Features & Outlooks

Fixed income outlook: Step back and mind the gap

How rail announcements offer insights into fixed income markets.