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FIXED INCOME

In uncertain times, fixed income can provide stability. We seek to help you overcome uncertainty with flexible solutions designed to strengthen the core of your portfolio.

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New Era, New Roadmap

Traditional lines in fixed income investing have been blurred by low rates and a proliferation of new strategies. As a result, what was once a fairly straightforward asset class focused on providing capital preservation and income is now disorienting for many investors. In this new era, we think it's more important than ever to focus on an investor's goals rather than attempt to find a single solution.

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Activating a Goals Based Fixed Income Strategy

We believe clients are best served with a multi faceted, goals based approach. The current environment requires forward looking investors to pursue a new level of due diligence for each destination of capital within their fixed income allocation. Below, we outline how Defend, Diversify and Increase Income are being redefined with new considerations and roadmaps.

Activating a Goals Based Fixed Income Strategy

We believe clients are best served with a multi faceted, goals based approach. The current environment requires forward looking investors to pursue a new level of due diligence for each destination of capital within their fixed income allocation. Below, we outline how Defend, Diversify and Increase Income are being redefined with new considerations and roadmaps.

Defend

Risk-managing, core fixed income

Dig Deeper

New Consideration: With most global sovereign bond rates below 1% or negative, traditional benchmarks with large, passive weightings to sovereign debt are no longer a bond investor’s North Star.

New Roadmap: Dig deeper into the defensive tool kit; understand new opportunities and trade offs within securitized, investment grade corporates, and both short and intermediate duration.

Diversify

Move beyond traditional benchmarks

A Brave New World

New Consideration: COVID-era volatility has been relentless in exacerbating the gaps and concentrations in fixed income allocations. There has been a decade’s worth of new dynamic fixed income strategy launches, but COVID-19 and the Global Financial Crisis prove that no amount of innovation has escaped the fact that increased yield carries
increased risk.

New Roadmap: Diversifying strategies are dynamic tools that can “re-risk” core fixed income overweights and/or “de-risk” overly aggressive fixed income allocations. However, we believe investors need to focus on managers who streamline their approach and limit exposure to esoteric asset classes and complex approaches that can generate unintended risk.

Increase Income

High income opportunities

Expertise and Grit

New Consideration: A historical bull market in the riskiest – and highest-returning – fixed income markets was followed by a sell-off unprecedented in both speed and magnitude, creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities alongside the potential for another drastic sell-off.

New Roadmap: Wide spreads don’t guarantee positive prospective returns, but investors need to pay heed to the opportunities presented. Sector- and security-selection expertise tied to appropriate timing and a strong stomach are the necessary ingredients in order to navigate a rebound in these markets.

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Janus Henderson Fixed Income

$70B

Diversified Fixed Income Assets

100+

Fixed Income Investment Professional

5

Global Offices

21

Average Years of Industry Experience for Portfolio Managers

As of 30 June 2020.

Global Fixed Income Perspectives

Quarterly insight from our fixed income teams to help clients navigate the risks and opportunities ahead.

As of 6/30/20, Janus Henderson Short Duration Inc ETF  Morningstar Ratings™ in the Ultrashort Bond category: 5 stars out of 164 funds for the 3-year period.

As of 6/30/20, Janus Henderson Developed World Bond Class I Shares Morningstar Ratings™ in the World Bond-USD Hedged category: 5 stars out of 80 funds, 5 stars out of 58 funds and 5 stars out of 37 funds, for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods, respectively.

As of 6/30/20, Janus Henderson Multi-Sector Income Class I Shares Morningstar Ratings™ in the Multisector Bond category: 4 stars out of 283 funds, 4 stars out of 235 funds and 4 stars out of 128 funds, for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods, respectively.