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John Kerschner, CFA

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

John Kerschner is Head of US Securitised Products and a portfolio manager at Janus Henderson Investors. He is a member of the Securitised Credit and US Fixed Income Teams and leads the teams in finding innovative ways to utilise structured products in JHI portfolios. Prior to joining Janus in 2010, John 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 34 years of financial industry experience.

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The role of U.S. securitized assets in the Global Financial Crisis: Part 3
Features & Outlooks

The role of U.S. securitized assets in the Global Financial Crisis: Part 3

The final installment in a three-part video series considers how non-mortgage related securitized sectors fared through the GFC and what investors can learn from this period in history.

The role of U.S. securitized assets in the Global Financial Crisis: Part 2
Features & Outlooks

The role of U.S. securitized assets in the Global Financial Crisis: Part 2

The second installment in a three-part video series explores collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and synthetic CDOs and their role in the Global Financial Crisis.

The role of U.S. securitized assets in the Global Financial Crisis: Part 1
Features & Outlooks

The role of U.S. securitized assets in the Global Financial Crisis: Part 1

The first in a three-part video series explores the role securitized assets played in the Global Financial Crisis.

Global Perspectives: Navigating U.S. securitized markets in an uncertain rate environment
Features & Outlooks

Global Perspectives: Navigating U.S. securitized markets in an uncertain rate environment

How the current interest rate environment impacts the securitized market and why active management is key to identifying the best opportunities.

Quick View: Higher for longer… or higher for now
Timely & Topical

Quick View: Higher for longer… or higher for now

How March’s Core PCE reading impacts rate expectations and the overall inflation picture in the U.S.

Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities: A securitized products primer
Features & Outlooks

Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities: A securitized products primer

What are agency mortgage-backed securities, and how might they play a role in investors’ portfolios?

Collateralized Loan Obligations: A securitized products primer
Features & Outlooks

Collateralized Loan Obligations: A securitized products primer

What are collateralized loan obligations, and how might they play a role in investors’ portfolios?

Busting the bias against US securitized
Timely & Topical

Busting the bias against US securitized

John Kerschner shares his U.S. securitized outlook, pointing out the biases that he believes keep some investors out of the asset class.

5 reasons to add securitized assets to fixed income portfolios
Timely & Topical

5 reasons to add securitized assets to fixed income portfolios

Securitized sectors might play a key role for bond investors amid a higher interest rate environment.

Balancing yield and duration: The fixed income barbell trade
Timely & Topical

Balancing yield and duration: The fixed income barbell trade

How bond investors can take advantage of higher short-term yields while still managing duration exposure.

Multi Sector Income – Fund Update
Investment Insights

Multi Sector Income – Fund Update

Join John Kerschner and John Lloyd, who will provide an update on the Multi Sector Income fund, sharing their latest market perspectives and outlook.

Flip flop: What MBS investors can learn from Zillow’s failed house-flipping business
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Flip flop: What MBS investors can learn from Zillow’s failed house-flipping business

How Zillow’s failed house-flipping business demonstrates the value of active management in MBS investing.