John Kerschner, CFA

Head of US Securitised Products | Portfolio Manager
John Kerschner, CFA | Janus Henderson Investors

John Kerschner is Head of US Securitised Products at Janus Henderson Investors and a Portfolio Manager of the Multi-Sector Credit strategy and Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF. He also has co-managed the fixed income portion of the Perkins Value Plus Income strategy since 2018. In his role as Head of US Securitised Products, John primarily focuses on mortgage-backed securities and other structured products. Prior to joining Janus in 2010, he was director of portfolio management at BBW Capital Advisors. Before that, he worked for Woodbourne Investment Management, where he was global head of credit investing. John began his career at Smith Breeden Associates as an assistant portfolio manager and was promoted several times over 12 years, becoming a principal, senior portfolio manager, and director of the ABS-CDO group.

John received his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Yale University, graduating cum laude. He earned his MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, where he was designated a Fuqua Scholar. John holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 30 years of financial industry experience.

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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.

After the Ides of March — outlook for mortgages

After the Ides of March — outlook for mortgages

John Kerschner, Head of US Securitized Products and Nick Childs, Portfolio Manager and Securitized Products Analyst, discuss the changes that the past month has brought to the US mortgage market and explain why they believe the asset class is well positioned to see stronger returns in the months ahead.

Low yield is not no yield: Opportunities in structured credit

Low yield is not no yield: Opportunities in structured credit

Our structured credit team highlights attractive aspects of the securitized market, including relatively short durations, high-quality credit ratings and attractive yields

Risks and opportunities in Agency MBS
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Risks and opportunities in Agency MBS

​A number of factors are set to influence agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in 2019. John Kerschner, Head of US Securitized Products, discusses the market dynamics and the risks and opportunities on the horizon.