Nick Childs, CFA
Nick Childs is a Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2018. He is responsible for co-managing the Mortgage-Backed Securities, AAA CLO and the Sustainable & Impact Core Bond ETFs. He was a securitised products analyst for both US and global multi-sector fixed income portfolios at the firm from 2017 to 2022. Prior to joining Janus, Nick was a portfolio manager at Proprietary Capital, LLC from 2012 to 2016 where he managed alternative fixed income strategies specialising in MBS, absolute return investing. He also managed all major US interest rate and MBS risks, modelling borrower behaviour and MBS deal structure, and advancing market-neutral hedging strategies. Before that, he was vice president at Barclays Capital in capital markets, where he focused on securitised products from 2007. Earlier, he was vice president at Lehman Brothers. He began his career at State Street Global Advisors in 2003.
Nick received his bachelor of science degree in finance with a minor in economics from the University of Denver. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 20 years of financial industry experience.
Fishing for yield in AAA CLOs and MBS
How bond investors can take advantage of higher short-term yields while still managing duration exposure.
The Fed and CLOs: Well aligned?
Why collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) might be well aligned with a hawkish Fed.
The diversification benefits of adding floating-rate CLOs to fixed income portfolios
How the addition of floating-rate CLOs to traditional fixed-rate bond portfolios may improve risk-adjusted returns.
MBS: A Window of Opportunity in Fixed Income
With many key risks now priced in, we believe MBS represents an area of opportunity in fixed income.
Tapering without the tantrum
We believe the Fed learned its lesson from the 2013-2014 “taper tantrum,” and efforts to better communicate its intentions will result in lower volatility this time around.