Brent Olson

Portfolio Manager | Credit Analyst
Brent Olson | Janus Henderson Investors

Brent Olson is a Portfolio Manager and Credit Analyst at Janus Henderson Investors. Brent rejoined Janus Henderson in 2017. He co-manages the Short Duration High Yield strategy. Prior to this, he was a lead portfolio manager at Scout Investments on a growth equity strategy that emphasised fixed income metrics and credit data points to select stocks. Before Scout, he oversaw high-yield and leveraged equity research as well as managed fixed income products at Three Peaks Capital Management from 2005 until 2013. From 2000 until 2004, he was an investment analyst at Invesco Funds Group. He started his financial career in 1997 as a credit analyst with Janus until 2000.

Brent received his bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from the University of Virginia. He earned his MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Colorado and has23 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Is High-Yield Risk as Asymmetric as It Looks?
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Is High-Yield Risk as Asymmetric as It Looks?

Examining the history of high-yield spreads to determine whether tight spreads suggest increased risk of weak future performance.

The importance of being active: why passive exposure in high yield is not enough
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The importance of being active: why passive exposure in high yield is not enough

The US high yield market’s modest return in August obscured significant divergence of returns within the index. Portfolio Managers Seth Meyer and Brent Olson discuss why this dispersion demonstrates that opportunities exist in high yield, and why they believe active management is key to capitalising on those opportunities. The Bloomberg-Barclays US High Yield Index was