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Jenna Barnard, CFA

Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income | Portfolio Manager

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 20 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Credit light cuts through the income darkness

Credit light cuts through the income darkness

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo explain how credit markets navigated COVID with relative ease and why corporate bonds remain in the sweet spot for 2021.

Global Perspectives Podcast: are we in a sweet spot for credit investing?
Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives Podcast: are we in a sweet spot for credit investing?

A far reaching fixed income discussion on credit market resilience, liquidity versus solvency risks, recovery prospects and the dilemma for central banks in 2021.

Is there a solvency crisis looming in credit markets?

Is there a solvency crisis looming in credit markets?

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, and Nick Ware, Portfolio Manager, counter the bear argument that credit is set to face a solvency crisis by explaining that liquidity is solvency.

Strategic Fixed Income: the predictable Japanification of US corporates

Strategic Fixed Income: the predictable Japanification of US corporates

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, discusses how the suppression of volatility in interest rates by major central banks has spread the Japanification phenomenon to the US.

Henderson Diversified Income Trust Fund Manager presentation

Henderson Diversified Income Trust Fund Manager presentation

Watch Co-Fund Managers Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo present on Henderson Diversified Income Trusts’ performance over the last financial year and their outlook for the coming months.

Global Perspectives Podcast: Strategic Fixed Income Thinking
Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives Podcast: Strategic Fixed Income Thinking

In the first in the series, Adam Hetts talks to Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo. In a candid conversation, the trio cover global credit, inflationary threats, the impact of COVID, fool’s yield and false summits, among other topics.

Breaking the link: GDP declines and default rates

Breaking the link: GDP declines and default rates

Jenna Barnard and Nicholas Ware, Portfolio Managers in the Strategic Fixed Income Team, muse over how low corporate default rates may prove to be despite the pandemic-induced economic shock.

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.

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.