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Jenna Barnard, CFA

Co-Head of Global Bonds | Portfolio Manager
Jenna Barnard, CFA

Jenna Barnard is Co-Head of Global Bonds at Janus Henderson Investors, a position she has held since 2015. She manages and co-manages a range of global bond 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 23 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Rate cutting cycles in US back to 1969
Timely & Topical

Rate cutting cycles in US back to 1969

With inflation fast becoming yesterday’s news we look at how 10-year Treasury yields have behaved in rate cutting cycles back to 1969.

Strategic Bond strategy update: Bonds in a rating cutting cycle

Strategic Bond strategy update: Bonds in a rating cutting cycle

Please watch our Strategic Bond strategy update with Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of ​Global Bonds, which took place on Thursday 8 February, where Jenna discusses positioning as well as the historical performance of bonds in rate cutting cycles going back to the 1960’s.

Do all roads lead to lower bond yields in 2024?
Timely & Topical

Do all roads lead to lower bond yields in 2024?

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo consider the outlook for bonds in 2024, positing that different routes are likely to lead to the same destination.

The message from bond bear steepening
Timely & Topical

The message from bond bear steepening

The Global Bonds Team puts the recent bond bear steepening in context and reflects on what it might mean for the future direction of bond yields.

Tightening the screw: Restrictive policy is taking effect
Timely & Topical

Tightening the screw: Restrictive policy is taking effect

How restrictive policy is taking effect and why it should lead to a pullback in yields from current highs.

Global Perspectives: Dissecting the cycle
Features & Outlooks

Global Perspectives: Dissecting the cycle

Why we believe the market is too pessimistic on inflation improvement but too optimistic on the growth environment.

Unconscious uncoupling: The drift of UK inflation
Timely & Topical

Unconscious uncoupling: The drift of UK inflation

An exploration of what is causing UK inflation to be an outlier.

Strategic Bond Update
Features & Outlooks

Strategic Bond Update

If you were able to attend, we hope you found it informative. In case you missed it, or would like to review anything, be sure to check out the replay.

Strategic Fixed Income: Central banks in 2022 – making long bonds great again

Strategic Fixed Income: Central banks in 2022 – making long bonds great again

Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income Jenna Barnard outlines how the team’s cyclical process for managing bond exposures is signalling a collapse in US government bond yields around springtime.

Reflation train — arriving on time

Reflation train — arriving on time

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo, co-heads of Strategic Fixed Income, dissect the reflation narrative, sharing interesting views that go somewhat against consensus.

Is there a solvency crisis looming in credit markets?

Is there a solvency crisis looming in credit markets?

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, and Nick Ware, Portfolio Manager, counter the bear argument that credit is set to face a solvency crisis by explaining that liquidity is solvency.

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.