Paul O’Connor

Head of Multi-Asset | Portfolio Manager
Paul O'Connor | Janus Henderson Investors

Paul O’Connor is Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team focused on asset allocation at Janus Henderson Investors. He co-manages the International Concentrated Equity strategy and is a Portfolio Manager on numerous multi-asset portfolios. Prior to joining Henderson in 2013, Paul was head of asset allocation (EMEA) at Mercer.

Paul holds a first class BA degree (Hons) in economics and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He has 25 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Into the fog of uncertainty

Into the fog of uncertainty

What visibility is there for investors right now? Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, looks ahead to the fourth quarter of 2020 and beyond, summarising his latest thoughts on COVID-19, Brexit and the upcoming US election.

US election: interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

US election: interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, comments on the latest market movements as news of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis adds to the chances of a Democratic clean sweep in the US election.

Keep the seatbelts fastened

Keep the seatbelts fastened

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, gauges the potential for a sustained cross-asset recovery as the world adapts to a new paradigm, one where COVID-19 remains a persistent risk factor for investors.

The big rotation

The big rotation

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, gives his thoughts on the dramatic gains across markets over the past few weeks, and considers the factors he believes need to be in place to sustain the ‘V’-shaped rally.

Oil crisis sparks market consolidation

Oil crisis sparks market consolidation

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, considers the prospects for equities and other risk assets, as negative oil prices put the brakes on the recent v-shaped market recovery.

Macro Outlook: Opportunity amid volatility

Macro Outlook: Opportunity amid volatility

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, reviews a momentous first quarter for investment markets worldwide. He discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across asset classes and covers the positive and negative indicators that are guiding his views on market prospects for the remainder of 2020.

Macro Outlook: Opportunity amid volatility

Macro Outlook: Opportunity amid volatility

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, reviews a momentous first quarter for investment markets worldwide. He discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across asset classes and covers the positive and negative indicators that are guiding his views on market prospects for the remainder of 2020.

Viral panic – what is the endgame?

Viral panic – what is the endgame?

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses the purge of risk appetite across the investment world as the coronavirus spreads, considering the range of potential government measures, and the quiet progress being made on containment.

From complacency to panic: Coronavirus and oil

From complacency to panic: Coronavirus and oil

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses the recent market shock as oil prices tumble and the Coronavirus continues to impact countries globally.

Markets fear a global coronavirus pandemic

Markets fear a global coronavirus pandemic

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK Multi-Asset Team, considers the potential impact on global economic growth as concerns grow about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus beyond China.

Coronavirus contagion concerns
Quick Views China Coronavirus

Coronavirus contagion concerns

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, considers the potential impact of the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus from a purely asset allocation perspective.

Brexit day: shift gets real

Brexit day: shift gets real

As the UK’s membership of the EU officially ends, Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK Multi-Asset Team, takes a pragmatic look at the next steps in the Brexit process, and considers what that might mean for investors.