Jenna Barnard, CFA

Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income | Portfolio Manager

Jenna Barnard is Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income at Janus Henderson Investors, a position she has held since 2015. She manages and co-manages a range of strategic fixed income strategies and funds meeting different client needs globally. Ms. Barnard 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.

Ms. Barnard 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 19 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Breaking the Link: GDP Declines and Default Rates

Breaking the Link: GDP Declines and Default Rates

Why we believe corporate default rates may end up being relatively low despite the pandemic-induced economic shock.

Fixed Income Update: Credit Markets, Government Bonds and Inflation

Fixed Income Update: Credit Markets, Government Bonds and Inflation

An update on the tsunami of new issuance in credit markets, plus our views on inflation.

Bridging the Gap: Credit Markets in the COVID Crisis

Bridging the Gap: Credit Markets in the COVID Crisis

An update on the shape of the recovery in corporate bond markets following the virtual “heart attack” experienced in March.

Market GPS: Outlook for Bond Markets Hinges on Trajectory of Global Economy

Market GPS: Outlook for Bond Markets Hinges on Trajectory of Global Economy

Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo discuss the outlook for bond markets in 2020.

Bond Markets at Inflection Point as Economic Outlook Remains Unknown
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Bond Markets at Inflection Point as Economic Outlook Remains Unknown

Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income Jenna Barnard explains why she feels bond markets are at a critical inflection point.

Pondering Populism: Our Views on an Emerging Geopolitical Trend

Pondering Populism: Our Views on an Emerging Geopolitical Trend

How might the rise of populism impact financial markets? Our thought leaders offer insights from an equities and fixed income perspective.

Downturn Implications and a Reconvergence of Rates

Downturn Implications and a Reconvergence of Rates

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, explores the options for meaningful policy easing by developed market central banks in the face of the current downturn in global activity.

How Did They Miss it? Central Bankers and the Global Economic Downturn

How Did They Miss it? Central Bankers and the Global Economic Downturn

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, explains how and why so many major central banks have been wrong footed on economic growth in their countries and around the globe.