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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 team to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

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The Janus Henderson Global Snapshot explores the themes driving markets, the trends to watch, market returns and metrics, and the Multi-Asset Team’s outlook for regions and sectors at quarter end.

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Beyond the nadir

Beyond the nadir

Just over two months has passed since markets dramatically sold off as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded. There is much talk of the ‘new normal’ in every aspect of our lives, but what does this mean for fixed income? Nick Maroutsos, Dan Siluk and Jason England, co-managers of the Absolute Return Income strategy, answer some of the key questions.

Are near-term debt levels a distraction?

Are near-term debt levels a distraction?

Credit portfolio managers John Lloyd and Tim Winstone argue that markets are fixated with the near-term expansion in debt levels when a deeper look at credit fundamentals shows a more nuanced picture.

The coronavirus will persist and investors should adapt

The coronavirus will persist and investors should adapt

Greg Kolb, Chief Investment Officer for Perkins Investment Management*, reviews the state of markets in the wake of the coronavirus, and discusses why he thinks investors would do well to consider the functional challenges facing certain business models, and the reasonable upside scenario for certain beaten-up areas of the market.
*Perkins Investment Management is a subsidiary of Janus Henderson.

COVID-19: What will it take to reopen the economy?

COVID-19: What will it take to reopen the economy?

In this latest instalment of our video series exploring the scientific and investment implications of COVID-19, Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Biotech Analyst Agustin Mohedas discuss lessons learned as economies reopen, the virus’ fatality rate and the latest news in vaccine development.

Taking higher-quality risk in core plus bond portfolios

Taking higher-quality risk in core plus bond portfolios

Greg Wilensky, Head of U.S. Fixed Income, discusses the importance of identifying and diversifying risk factors in bond portfolios.

Secured loans update: to default, or not to default, that is the question

Secured loans update: to default, or not to default, that is the question

Elissa Johnson, Portfolio Manager and secured loans specialist within the Secured Credit Team, discusses the probability of corporate defaults in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis and whether the risks are priced in.

The long-term opportunity in structured securities

The long-term opportunity in structured securities

The Securitized Debt team discusses its positive long-term outlook for U.S. structured securities in higher-quality, seasoned and shorter-dated exposures.

A negative fed funds rate: not yet willing – or needing – to go “there”

A negative fed funds rate: not yet willing – or needing – to go “there”

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos states that even without negative interest rates, bond portfolios must work harder to achieve desired results.

After the Virus: A Binary World

After the Virus: A Binary World

As the world assesses what will change after the COVID-19 pandemic, Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, introduces the questions Janus Henderson expects to be key in setting investment strategy going forward.

Finding value in the Covid-19 crisis – an ABS view

Finding value in the Covid-19 crisis – an ABS view

Colin Fleury, Head of Secured Credit, London; Denis Struc and Ian Bettney, portfolio managers within the Secured Credit Team, discuss the merits of an allocation to asset‑backed securities (ABS) within diverse multi‑sector credit portfolios.

Equity’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: proceed with caution

Equity’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: proceed with caution

Citing downward earnings revisions and bearish signals gleaned from options markets, Head of Global Asset Allocation, Ashwin Alankar expresses concern that the recent rally in risk assets ignores potential headwinds facing the US economy due to lower consumption.

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 5)

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 5)

A new video series from our health care team offers unique insight into the scientific and investment implications of the COVID-19 crisis.