Elissa Johnson

Portfolio Manager
Elissa Johnson | Janus Henderson Investors

Elissa Johnson is a Secured Credit Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors. She has been investing in the European leveraged loan market for more than 15 years, covering senior and subordinated, bilateral, club and syndicated loans. Before coming to Henderson in 2009, she was a principal with Apollo Management International LLP responsible for helping to build the European credit business from 2007. Before this, she worked for Citadel from 2004 to 2007 and earlier at PIMCO and Merrill Lynch, where she was a top-ranked analyst for three consecutive years.

Ms. Johnson received an MA in economics from St. John’s College, Cambridge. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (FCISI Dip) and has 26 years of financial industry experience.

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Secured Credit Insight: European loans ESG — not just green investing

Secured Credit Insight: European loans ESG — not just green investing

In this view from the Secured Credit desk, Elissa Johnson, Portfolio Manager within the Secured Loans Team, outlines the team’s ESG philosophy, as well as the ratings and trends within the Secured Loans Fund, explaining why there is more than just a ‘green’ colour in the portfolio.

Leveraged loans — a look behind the headlines

Leveraged loans — a look behind the headlines

​The financial press has not been short of alarming headlines on leveraged loans in recent months. Elissa Johnson, Portfolio Manager within Janus Henderson’s specialist loans team headed by David Milward, clarifies some of the negativity in the messages from a European perspective…