Jenna Barnard, CFA

Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income | Portfolio Manager
Jenna Barnard, CFA | Janus Henderson Investors

Jenna Barnard is Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income at Janus Henderson Investors, a position she has held since 2015. She manages and co-manages a range of strategic fixed income strategies and funds meeting different client needs globally. Jenna joined Henderson in 2002 as a credit analyst and was promoted to portfolio manager in 2004. Prior to this, she worked as an investment analyst with Orbitex Investments.

Jenna graduated with a first class BA degree (Hons) in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is a member of the Society of Technical Analysts, and is an Affiliate Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals. She has 19 years of financial industry experience.

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Credit resilience but confusion surrounds longer-term inflation outlook

Credit resilience but confusion surrounds longer-term inflation outlook

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, shares the Strategic Fixed Income Team’s current thoughts and views on bond markets, and addresses the most frequently asked question: is inflation on the rise?

Strategic Fixed Income COVID-19 update

Listen to John Pattullo and Jenna Barnard, Co-heads of Strategic Fixed Income, share their perspectives on the financial markets since the COVID 19 and highlight their positioning across their Strategic Fixed Income range.

Note: Webinar took place on the 06 May 2020

Bridging the gap: credit markets in the COVID crisis

Bridging the gap: credit markets in the COVID crisis

Jenna Barnard and Nicholas Ware, Portfolio Managers in the Strategic Fixed Income Team, provide an update on the shape of the recovery in corporate bond markets following the virtual heart attack experienced in March.

Janus Henderson Strategic Bond Fund Q&A video – April 2020

Janus Henderson Strategic Bond Fund Q&A video – April 2020

John Pattullo and Jenna Barnard, Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income, provide answers to some of the questions that clients have raised regarding the developments in the markets in the last few weeks and the performance of the Strategic Bond range in the current climate.

Credit has been the place to be of late — a Strategic Fixed Income view

Credit has been the place to be of late — a Strategic Fixed Income view

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, remarks on the significant rally in credit markets over the last week, with healthy investment grade issuance volumes and even the US high yield market open for new issues. Support from the authorities trying to help companies avoid default has accelerated the sharp market recovery.

Credit over equities — coupons over dividends?

Credit over equities — coupons over dividends?

Jenna Barnard, and Nicholas Ware, members of the Strategic Fixed Income Team, share their views on the recent bout of market activity, with large companies accessing the capital markets and the stream of dividend cut announcements in Europe.

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Liquidity crisis begins to heal — Strategic Fixed Income view

The coronavirus crisis continues to impact economies and markets but the liquidity crisis is seemingly beginning to heal. Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, shares her views on the latest developments and explains why the team favour investment grade bonds now and how they are less bullish on government bonds going forward.

Coronavirus update from the Strategic Fixed Income Team

The spread of the coronavirus across the globe and the oil price war have served to highlight the fragility of the global markets and rattled investors. As concerns for the global supply chains and the health of economies grow, Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of the Strategic Fixed Income Team, shares her views, explaining the steps taken in the team’s portfolios that seek to mitigate the risks.

What’s in store for bond investors in 2020?

What’s in store for bond investors in 2020?

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo, Co-Fund Managers of Henderson Diversified Income Trust, explain why the performance of the US dollar will be an important component in the economic outlook for 2020.

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Strategic Fixed Income outlook 2020 — no reflation without a soft dollar

Strategic Fixed Income outlook 2020 — no reflation without a soft dollar

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo, Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income, share their thoughts on bond markets in the coming year; where they see risks and opportunities and where they look for clues.

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – Marten & Co Research Note

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – Marten & Co Research Note

Please find attached a one-page summary of the Marten & Co research report on Henderson Diversified Income Trust plc, Soft landing likely…, which was published on 28 November 2019

Can quality growth bonds beat low rates?

Can quality growth bonds beat low rates?

John Pattullo, Co-Fund Manager for Henderson Diversified Income Trust, explains that the inverted yield curve is reliable indicator of recession and why he believes we are still very much in the global financial crisis. John also explains how the current economic environment favours bond investing and why investors should seek growth bonds for a secure income stream.