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 19 years of financial industry experience.

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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.

What’s in store for bond investors in 2020?

What’s in store for bond investors in 2020?

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo, Co-Fund Managers of Henderson Diversified Income Trust, explain why the performance of the US dollar will be an important component in the economic outlook for 2020.

Strategic Fixed Income outlook 2020 — no reflation without a soft dollar

Strategic Fixed Income outlook 2020 — no reflation without a soft dollar

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo, Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income, share their thoughts on bond markets in the coming year; where they see risks and opportunities and where they look for clues.

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – Marten & Co Research Note

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – Marten & Co Research Note

Please find attached a one-page summary of the Marten & Co research report on Henderson Diversified Income Trust plc, Soft landing likely…, which was published on 28 November 2019.

Can quality growth bonds beat low rates?

Can quality growth bonds beat low rates?

John Pattullo, Co-Fund Manager for Henderson Diversified Income Trust, explains that the inverted yield curve is reliable indicator of recession and why he believes we are still very much in the global financial crisis. John also explains how the current economic environment favours bond investing and why investors should seek growth bonds for a secure income stream.

Watch the 2019 HDIV AGM

Watch Co-Fund Managers John Pattullo and Jenna Barnard present to shareholders at the 2019 AGM.​

Using the 1890s as a guide to bond investing (not the 1980s)

Using the 1890s as a guide to bond investing (not the 1980s)

​Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, confesses to not all birthday gifts being a delight to receive but a book from 1892, found by chance in a second-hand book dealer, turned out to be a rare birthday present gem. Its lessons on investing are not only instructive but shine a light on the predicament facing bond investors today.

Strategic Fixed Income: end of the cycle… are we there yet?

Strategic Fixed Income: end of the cycle… are we there yet?

With the markets finally coming round to the idea of the late-cycle stage in the economies, John Pattullo and Jenna Barnard, Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income, share their thoughts on the subject, expanding on the risks and opportunities arising from this theme in 2019.

An Introduction to Henderson Diversified Income Trust Plc

John Pattullo and Jenna Barnard introduce Henderson Diversified Income Trust, explaining the Company’s objective and how the team works towards achieving it