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Navigating Coronavirus Uncertainty

Perspectives from our investment teams on the market impact and key considerations for investors

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has created uncertainty about the outlook for global economic growth and led to heightened market volatility. Our clients are our top priority, and we’re focused on minimizing downside risk without losing sight of long-term opportunities. Although the virus is unique, market shocks are not, and our investment teams are experienced in managing bouts of volatility. Here, they share their latest thinking on how the coronavirus is impacting markets and what it means for investors.

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Latest Insights

Secured loans update: all loans are not equal

Sep 21, 2020

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.

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A superfluous tweak to the Fed’s mandate

Sep 1, 2020

Nick Maroutsos, Co-Head of Global Bonds, believes that despite a shift in policy, the US Federal Reserve will likely not have to worry about watching inflation climb above its target of averaging 2% over the long term.

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ISG Insight: Can the market’s immunity last?

Jul 31, 2020

Janus Henderson’s Investment Strategy Group (ISG) brings together investment professionals from our global fixed income platform and other Janus Henderson teams, providing a forum for research and debate. The ISG recently met to discuss the outlook for bond markets and concluded that economic growth is likely to remain modest in the quarters ahead.

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Securitisation transactions in the Covid-19 crisis – an ABS view (part II)

Jul 29, 2020

Colin Fleury, Head of Secured Credit, London, and 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.

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An historic day for Europe

Jul 21, 2020

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, responds to the European Union’s landmark coronavirus recovery package, agreed after four days and four nights of negotiations.

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COVID-19: implications of rising cases in the US

Jul 16, 2020

Unlike some countries that have flattened the curve, the US is experiencing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases. In this video — part of a series on the scientific and investment implications of COVID-19 —Biotech Analyst, Agustin Mohedas, explains why the US trajectory has diverged, noting how the outbreak’s dynamics are changing and what that could mean for the next phase of the pandemic.

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Whatever happened to Goldilocks?

Jul 9, 2020

David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, and Steve Cain, Portfolio Manager, give a mid-year update of their market outlook, considering the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on investment markets, and outlining the potential risks and opportunities they see for alternative strategies for the remainder of 2020.

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Technology for good: supporting the fight against COVID-19

Jul 7, 2020

Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode from the Global Technology Team discuss how ‘big tech’ companies are helping communities and governments through the pandemic and the implications this may have on the regulation of the technology sector.

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