Asset class: Fixed Income

Removal of the performance fee for certain funds

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2 weeks ago

Information about the removal of performance fees from four funds within the Janus Henderson Horizon Fund (SICAV), effective 1 July 2019.

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Do you remember the Great Financial Crisis?

by John Pattullo

2 months ago

​John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, explains how after the failure of QE to generate any sustainable growth or inflation the dial has turned to various forms of fiscal policy. But as he argues, a successful formula has to combine fiscal and monetary policies with structural reform.

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Using the 1890s as a guide to bond investing (not the 1980s)

by Jenna Barnard, CFA

3 months ago

​Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, confesses to not all birthday gifts being a delight to receive but a book from 1892, found by chance in a second-hand book dealer, turned out to be a rare birthday present gem. Its lessons on investing are not only instructive but shine a light on the predicament facing bond investors today.

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An American flavour to European high yield

​Tom Ross and Tim Winstone, Corporate Credit Portfolio Managers, explore the reasons why US companies are borrowing through European bond markets and why this creates potential opportunities for investors

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Fascinated by income

by Tom Ross, CFA

5 months ago

​Tom Ross, corporate credit portfolio manager, looks at the idiosyncrasies of the European high yield bond market, one of the last bastions of income in a yield-starved world.

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Macro signals — early signs often come from the ground

by John Pattullo

6 months ago

John Pattullo, Co‑Head of Strategic Fixed Income, explains how the team arrive at a decision to include a particular bond in their portfolios.

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Strategic Fixed Income: end of the cycle… are we there yet?
With the markets finally coming round to the idea of the late-cycle stage in the economies, John Pattullo and Jenna Barnard, Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income, share their thoughts on the subject, expanding on the risks and opportunities arising from this theme in 2019.
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Strategic Fixed Income: concoction of stress factors

by John Pattullo

10 months ago
​An unhealthy concoction of factors are creating a classically late-cycle feel in the markets. John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, simplifies the conundrums and shares his views.

(This video was recorded on Tuesday 9 October 2018).

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Structural change, disinflation and 'Amazonisation'

​Serial disruptors like Amazon are shaping the economic transformation that is taking place before us. John Pattullo, co-fund manager of Henderson Diversified Income Trust, explains how investors can be on the right side of change.

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Strategic Fixed Income: a big regime shift in inflation? No.
In this video, the Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income, John Pattullo and Jenna Barnard, share their assessment of the impact of rising inflation expectations in developed markets and whether higher inflation will take root.
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Bond markets — expect a pickup in volatility

by Andrew Mulliner, CFA

1 year ago

​Andrew Mulliner, Portfolio Manager, highlights the developments in bond markets this year, explaining what he believes lies ahead, while pointing out major areas of focus in their portfolios for the rest of 2018.

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Inflation — the dog that never barks

by John Pattullo

1 year ago

​The biggest surprise last year was not only the persistent mis-forecasting of bond yields but also the persistent mis-forecasting of inflation. John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, looks at the underlying causes of why a lot of traditional economic models, assumptions and relationships do not seem to hold in this rather dystopian world in which we live.

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Strategic Fixed Income: more divergence and disruptions in 2018

by Jenna Barnard, CFA

1 year ago
Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, Jenna Barnard, looks back at 2017, while sharing her thoughts and views on the major themes likely to affect credit markets and the Strategic Fixed Income portfolios in the coming year.
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Are fixed income markets overvalued?

​​​A comment we regularly hear from our clients, whether in individual meetings or at investor events, is that “bonds are expensive”. This, of course, is a fair point but is at odds with our current thinking. The reality is that in today’s world there are no ‘cheap assets’; and those that are, are cheap for good reasons. Nicholas Ware, Portfolio Manager and John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income share their views.

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Quick view: UK MPC raises Bank rate, links further increase to Brexit agreement

by Simon Ward

1 year ago

​Simon Ward, Chief Economist at Janus Henderson Investors, comments on the decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to raise UK interest rates.

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Economic slow lane

by Jenna Barnard, CFA

2 years ago

​Financial journalist Heather Connon interviews Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, about monetary policy, the state of the economy and its implications for bond markets.

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'Peak' everything?

by John Pattullo

2 years ago
A number of disruptive trends in the economy are reshaping the investment landscape. In this video summary and article, John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, examines the various peaks and troughs in industries, markets and the economy, which, together with demographic trends and behavioural changes, are contributing to the current low growth, low inflation environment.
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Credit markets: tactics for the seventh inning stretch?

by John Pattullo

2 years ago

​Bond markets seem to be frozen in time and the credit cycle, which has seemingly become stuck, could stay that way for a long time. John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, explains the reasons why, and how to set about looking for returns in the low growth, low inflation world around us.

 
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Reflation for now, but how long will it last?

by Jenna Barnard, CFA

2 years ago
Since the election of Donald Trump headlines such as ‘regime change’ and ‘the Trump reflation trade’ have dominated the financial media as investors happily embraced the ‘reflation’ trend and started to put their money to work based on the view that growth and inflation are going to rise. This has favoured equities over bonds.
Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income at Henderson, shares her views on the current trend and how long it may last. She further explains where the team see good investment opportunities for their portfolios in the coming months.
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Expectations for high yield and loans — Fixed Interest Monthly Income view

by Nicholas Ware

2 years ago
Nicholas Ware, Co-Manager of the Henderson Fixed Interest Monthly Income Fund explains how in 2016 better business and consumer confidence in the US led to an asset allocation shift in the portfolio. Nicholas further shares the team’s views on areas for potential opportunities and returns in the US and European high yield and loans markets in the coming months.
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