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Janus Henderson Corporate Debt Index

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The end of an era: emerging markets prepare for a post-globalisation world

The end of an era: emerging markets prepare for a post-globalisation world

Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña explains that in light of the retreat from further global economic integration, reformist policies and value-added services are likely to become future drivers of emerging market growth and investment returns.

Options prices spike on election uncertainty

Options prices spike on election uncertainty

Risk surrounding the US election is reaching unprecedented levels, as measured by the options market. Head of Global Asset Allocation Ashwin Alankar explains why options prices are rising and why going long volatility may have the potential to benefit investors.

Conditions in the high yield market

Conditions in the high yield market

Tom Ross, corporate credit manager, discusses conditions in the high yield market, including the default outlook, the importance of monetary and fiscal stimulus and whether high yield can tolerate inflation.

COVID-19: analysing approaches to mental health

COVID-19: analysing approaches to mental health

Charlotte Nisbet, Analyst on the Governance and Responsible Investment Team and member of the Janus Henderson Mental Health Group, discusses the importance of mental health and wellbeing from an investment and employer perspective.

Enhancing the endgame journey: How Multi Strategy could improve pension investment solutions

Enhancing the endgame journey: How Multi Strategy could improve pension investment solutions

As most UK defined benefit (DB) pension funds mature and get closer to their endgame (a buyout target, self-sufficiency or a commercial UK DB consolidation vehicle), trustees and corporate sponsors are increasingly seeking enhanced solutions as part of a low-risk, long-term investment strategy.

The case for asset-backed securities (ABS)

The case for asset-backed securities (ABS)

ABS is an attractive and yet under-utilised asset class with a number of differentiating features. The following paper provides a brief examination of this specialist asset class, outlining the case for its appeal as an investment.

Emerging markets caught in trade winds

Emerging markets caught in trade winds

Geopolitics are often an important consideration when investing in emerging market (EM) stocks, the upcoming US election included. But regardless of who takes the White House in November, the next administration is likely to continue down a path of deglobalization, with important considerations for EM investors, says Emerging Market Equity Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña.

Will the hump in defaults be a hill or a mountain?

Will the hump in defaults be a hill or a mountain?

Seth Meyer, Corporate Credit Portfolio Manager, and Esther Watt, Client Portfolio Manager, explore the default outlook for high yield bonds and the risks and opportunities this presents.

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.

The Fed’s new policy, inflation and its implications for U.S. bonds

The Fed’s new policy, inflation and its implications for U.S. bonds

Greg Wilensky and Michael Keough discuss their outlook for U.S. inflation after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy change, and its impact on U.S. bond markets.

A letter to the Fed from a concerned friend

A letter to the Fed from a concerned friend

Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos expresses concern that monetary policy focused on financial markets will do little to ignite the growth needed for the economy to recover from recent weakness.

Into the fog of uncertainty

Into the fog of uncertainty

What visibility is there for investors right now? Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, looks ahead to the fourth quarter of 2020 and beyond, summarising his latest thoughts on COVID-19, Brexit and the upcoming US election.