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Matt Peron

Director of Research | Global Head of Solutions
Matt Peron

Matt Peron is Director of Research and Global Head of Solutions at Janus Henderson Investors. He oversees the firm’s sector research teams and analysts and is a named portfolio manager on all research strategies. Additionally, Matt leads the firm’s Solutions Group, a team that constructs multi-asset solutions for clients’ complex investment objectives. Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Matt was chief investment officer at City National Bank (the US Private Bank for the Royal Bank of Canada) from 2018. Earlier, he was an executive vice president and global head of equities at Northern Trust in Chicago from 2005. Matt has served on or chaired several investment committees overseeing asset allocations for large asset pools. He began his career in fixed income in 1990 and also has extensive experience with quantitative and fundamental portfolio management.

Matt received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Swarthmore College, graduating with distinction, and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He sits on the board of the Illinois Hunger Coalition and is active in nonprofit organizations that focus on developing skills and entrepreneurship in underprivileged communities. He has 34 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

Research in Action: Secular trends outweigh the cyclical in industrials
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Research in Action: Secular trends outweigh the cyclical in industrials

Precision agriculture, electric vehicles, and other long-term trends could grow in prominence and help boost the industrials sector in 2024.

Research in Action: Healthcare’s setup for 2024 strengthens
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Research in Action: Healthcare’s setup for 2024 strengthens

With depressed valuations and accelerating innovation, we believe the sector offers an attractive combination for long-term investors.

Research in Action: Finding sustainable growth in the tech sector in 2024
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Research in Action: Finding sustainable growth in the tech sector in 2024

As initial enthusiasm for AI subsides, investors will need to focus on identifying practical applications and other sources of durable growth.

Finding the sweet spot for global equities in 2024
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Finding the sweet spot for global equities in 2024

A cautious outlook for global equities leads Janus Henderson’s Equities Leadership to advocate for staying defensive and prioritizing quality.

Research in Action: Are insurance stocks on investors’ side?
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Research in Action: Are insurance stocks on investors’ side?

Low capacity and rising premiums could extend a tailwind now lifting the stocks of many property and casualty insurers.

Research in Action: Streaming media – a case study in tech disruption
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Research in Action: Streaming media – a case study in tech disruption

Can traditional media survive in the age of streaming? The answer may provide valuable insights for what investors should consider amid technological change.

Research in Action: The obesity moonshot
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Research in Action: The obesity moonshot

New weight-loss medications could dramatically improve patient health – with big implications for the healthcare sector.

Research in Action: Hype or reality? How investors should approach the AI boom
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Research in Action: Hype or reality? How investors should approach the AI boom

Recent advances in generative AI have driven big returns in many tech stocks this year. The question now is, what’s next?

Research in Action: What options prices are signaling about economic growth
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Research in Action: What options prices are signaling about economic growth

This often-overlooked measure of market risk suggests the U.S. economy could continue to defy expectations.

Equities outlook: Prioritizing quality in a slowing economy
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Equities outlook: Prioritizing quality in a slowing economy

While tighter financial conditions will inevitably weigh on earnings, we believe a worst-case scenario for equities and the economy will be avoided.

Research in Action: Investing behind the battery boom
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Research in Action: Investing behind the battery boom

Why following the evolution of battery technology should be a key consideration for investors.

Research in Action: Publicly traded REITs shine amid bank lending concerns
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Research in Action: Publicly traded REITs shine amid bank lending concerns

With low debt levels, diversified assets, and attractive valuations, public real estate investment trusts appear well positioned.