Brent Olson is a Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a role he has held since 2019. Brent rejoined Janus Henderson in 2017 as a credit analyst. He co-manages the US High Yield, Short Duration High Yield and Global High Yield strategies. Prior to this, he was a lead portfolio manager at Scout Investments on a growth equity strategy that emphasized fixed income metrics and credit data points to select stocks. Before Scout, he oversaw high-yield and leveraged equity research as well as managed fixed income products at Three Peaks Capital Management from 2005 until 2013. From 2000 until 2004, Brent was an investment analyst at Invesco Funds Group. He started his financial career in 1997 as a credit analyst with Janus until 2000.
Brent received his bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from the University of Virginia. He earned his MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Colorado and has 26 years of financial industry experience.
High yield bonds: five factors behind current spread levels
Credit spreads have widened but with recession fears in the air what are the factors currently keeping them in check?
A bird in the hand: are yield returns king again?
How high yield fixed income can help to bring defensive characteristics to multi-asset portfolios in a rising rate environment.
Five questions fixed income investors are asking in 2022
Our fixed income teams consider monetary policy-related conundrums and where, outside of policy, they see opportunities and risks for investors.
High yield in a rising rate environment
Brent Olson and Tom Ross, corporate credit portfolio managers on our Global High Yield platform, explore how factors affecting credit risk in high yield might help balance upward pressure on interest rate risk.
Finding value in each other: active collaboration in equity and bond analysis
Seth Meyer and Brent Olson, high yield bond Portfolio Managers, and Nick Schommer, US equity Portfolio Manager, discuss the benefits of collaboration in their equity and bond analysis.