Investment Grade Credit

We offer separate strategies in Global, European and UK bonds investing primarily in investment grade corporate bonds and other fixed and floating rate securities. All three strategies target both income and growth.

The strategies are managed by a talented team that brings different skillsets to the portfolios’ management, from macroeconomic and technical analysis to isolating key bond characteristics. The global strategy (run by James Briggs) invests predominantly in developed market investment grade corporate bonds, the European strategy (run by Tom Ross and Tim Winstone) in EUR-denominated investment grade corporate bonds and the UK strategy (run by Phil Payne) in GBP-denominated investment grade corporate bonds.

In addition, the strategies benefit from some flexibility to invest away from their core markets as well as employing credit default swaps to express both long and short credit views and actively using interest rate duration to enhance returns.


Why?

  • Potential for yield pick-up over government bonds
  • Aims to provide an attractive return versus benchmark
  • Optimises an active approach which reflects conviction and opportunity
  • Not tied to investing only in benchmark weightings
  • Multiple levers of return with core bond investing complemented by duration management

This website is for financial promotion purposes and is not investment advice.

Management

Hartej Singh

Hartej Singh

Hartej Singh is a Corporate Credit Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since joining Henderson in 2013. He co-manages the Buy and Maintain and Sterling Investment Grade strategies. Prior to Henderson, Hartej worked at UBS as an executive director for the solutions and financing group. Before that, he was with Barclays Capital from 2009 to 2011 and earlier spent seven years in structured credit at JPMorgan Chase in London and New York. He began his career with Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 2001. Hartej graduated with a BSc degree (Hons) in mathematics with economics from University College London and received an executive MBA from London Business School. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 18 years of financial industry experience.


James Briggs, ACA, CFA

James Briggs, ACA, CFA

James Briggs is a Portfolio Manager on Corporate Credit at Janus Henderson Investors responsible for the Buy and Maintain, Global Corporate Bond, and Global Investment Grade strategies. James joined Henderson in 2005 as a credit analyst and was named a portfolio manager in 2010. Prior to this, he was a credit analyst with BlueBay Asset Management and a high-yield analyst with Invesco Asset Management. James graduated with a BA degree (Hons) in philosophy from University College London. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has 22 years of financial industry experience.


Philip Payne, CFA

Philip Payne, CFA

Philip Payne is a Corporate Credit Fund Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2003. He co-manages the Sterling Investment-Grade strategies. Philip joined Henderson in 2000, was named a junior portfolio manager in 2002 and portfolio manager in 2003. Prior to Henderson, he was a trader’s assistant at Capital Market Options Limited while he attended university. Philip graduated with a BA degree (Hons) in financial services from Nottingham Trent University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 19 years of financial industry experience.


Tim Winstone, CFA

Tim Winstone, CFA

Tim Winstone is a Corporate Credit Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since joining Henderson in 2015. Tim co-manages the European Investment Grade and European High Yield strategies. Prior to Henderson, he was an executive director, senior fixed income portfolio manager and part of the global credit team at UBS Global Asset Management. He began his career as a portfolio assistant at Thesis Asset Management and has worked in global credit since 2004. Tim earned a BSc degree (Hons) in mathematics from the University of Bristol. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Investment Management Certificate and passed the Regulation and Compliance unit of the CISI Diploma. He has 16 years of financial industry experience.


Tom Ross, CFA

Tom Ross, CFA

Tom Ross is a Corporate Credit Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2006. He is responsible for co-managing the Global High Yield, European High Yield, European Investment Grade, Absolute Return Credit, and Global Diversified Credit strategies. Prior to portfolio management, he specialised in credit trading on Henderson's centralised dealing desk. He joined Henderson in 2002. Tom graduated with a BSc degree (Hons) in biology from Nottingham University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 17 years of financial industry experience.


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