John Kerschner, CFA

Head of U.S. Securitized Products | Portfolio Manager
John Kerschner, CFA | Janus Henderson Investors

John Kerschner is Head of U.S. Securitized Products at Janus Henderson Investors and a Portfolio Manager of the Multi-Sector Income strategy and Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF. He also has co-managed the fixed income portion of the Perkins Value Plus Income strategy since 2018. In his role as Head of U.S. Securitized Products, Mr. Kerschner primarily focuses on mortgage-backed securities and other structured products. Prior to joining Janus in 2010, Mr. Kerschner 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. Mr. Kerschner 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.

Mr. Kerschner 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. Mr. Kerschner holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 29 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

As Bond Volatility Rises, Mortgage-Backed Securities May Provide Defensive Diversification
Quick Views Credit Volatility

As Bond Volatility Rises, Mortgage-Backed Securities May Provide Defensive Diversification

Portfolio Managers John Kerschner and Nick Childs discuss how MBS can provide diversification in volatile corporate and government bond markets.

Inverted Yield Curve Signals Caution, Even if Recession Remains Distant

Inverted Yield Curve Signals Caution, Even if Recession Remains Distant

Fixed Income Portfolio Managers John Lloyd and John Kerschner discuss the inverted yield curve and its implications for bond investors.

Risks and Opportunities in Agency MBS

Risks and Opportunities in Agency MBS

A number of factors are set to influence agency MBS in 2019. Head of U.S. Securitized Products John Kerschner discusses the market’s dynamics and the risks and opportunities on the horizon.