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Fixed Income Perspectives

Quarterly insight from our fixed income teams to help clients navigate the risks and opportunities ahead.

Janus Henderson Corporate Debt Index

The Corporate Debt Index is the first edition in a long-term study into trends in company indebtedness around the world, the investment opportunities this provides and the risks it presents.

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Quarterly insight from our equity teams to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

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Insight from our alternatives team to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

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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.

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.

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.

Rising political risk fuels uncertainty

Rising political risk fuels uncertainty

Head of US Fixed Income, Greg Wilensky, cautions that uncertainty is likely to remain elevated as we approach 3 November 2020, and thus it may be prudent to remain diversified and keep risk levels close to long-term targets.

Deconstructing sustainable design
Investment Viewpoints

Deconstructing sustainable design

In the first of a series on sustainable design, Ama Seery, Sustainability Analyst on the Global Sustainable Equity Team, breaks down sustainable design and explains how the team incorporate it into their investment approach.

Secured loans update: all loans are not equal

Secured loans update: all loans are not equal

Elissa Johnson, Portfolio Manager and secured loans specialist within the Secured Credit Team, provides a brief analysis of the current state of US and European loan markets, finding that they signal different outlooks.

‘Fall’ harvest: preparing portfolios for the next season

‘Fall’ harvest: preparing portfolios for the next season

Perkins US equity Portfolio Manager Ted Thome discusses opportunities created by the current market and why now may be a good time for investors to position their portfolios for a changing environment.

Investment considerations of a bipolar world

Investment considerations of a bipolar world

Daniel Graña, Emerging Market Equity Portfolio Manager, believes that the beginning of the end of the post-Cold War order and the rise of an assertive China have enormous investment implications.

Not a question of either/or
Investment Viewpoints

Not a question of either/or

Matt Peron, Director of Research, discusses how secular trends and economic recovery present opportunities for stocks and how firms are adapting to shifting customer behaviours in a post-pandemic world.

ESG in COVID times: doing the REIT thing

ESG in COVID times: doing the REIT thing

The Global Property Equities Team highlights how COVID-19 is accelerating the importance of ESG factors within real estate, along with the supporting role the sector is playing in the global recovery.