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Janus Henderson Investors Senior Portfolio Strategist in Denver, Colorado

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

The department

The Janus Henderson Portfolio Construction and Strategy (PCS) team is situated within Global Marketing and provides educational insights to our clients through proprietary analytics, thought leadership, and frequent in-person engagements. The client benefit is a better understanding of their own asset allocations and the sharing of our firm’s knowledge and insights. Our team is critical to a sophisticated, consultative sales process. We are offered to clients as a product agnostic, objective service and we are an engine of thought leadership that is fully integrated with Distribution and Marketing. A successful Senior Portfolio Strategist combines a sophisticated, rigorous, analytical skillset with a strong suite of communication skills to engage with clients and internal teams on a wide variety of strategic asset allocation, tactical allocation, manager implementation, and macroeconomic projects.

Overview of the role

As Senior Portfolio Strategist, your primary responsibility is to be an asset allocation and portfolio implementation subject matter specialist and engage with your clients in this capacity. You will communicate both on the phone and in person to build and deliver customized portfolio analysis presentations and be responsible for client- facing content and thought leadership generation, to be delivered through various methods including in-person presentations, articles and blog posts. You will be expected to attend client meetings and conference presentations, as well as work with our Technology partners to craft and implement scalable, client-facing portfolio analysis tools and presentations.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Be primarily focused on our intermediary clients located in the U.S., with additional opportunity for global client coverage

  • Work closely and travel with our sales team to drive client engagement through both individual client meetings, small group presentations, and appearance at industry conferences

  • Provide and present customized asset allocation analytics

  • Partner with sales and technology resources to improve Janus Henderson's Portfolio Construction and Strategy offerings and deliverables dependent on client needs

  • Contribute concepts and ideas for client-facing content and thought leadership

  • Research industry standard methodologies surrounding portfolio construction techniques, risk metrics, and evolving trends

  • Use PCS deliverables to help implement strategies that deliver results on target with client investment objectives

  • Work with sales to identify potential fit for Janus Henderson strategies both pre- and post-client engagement

  • Seek opportunities to actively promote products and drive sales

  • Stay current on capital markets and industry trends to further subject matter expertise in portfolio strategy

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • Multi-asset experience as a portfolio construction subject matter specialist, multi-asset client portfolio manager, or multi-asset product manager

  • Extensive client-facing experience with intermediary clients, including both individual client meetings and large group presentations, individual teams and home office engagements

  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • CFA, or progress toward CFA, preferred

    Competencies required

    In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Deep experience with asset management industry, including knowledge of Distribution channels such as institutional, adviser-driven, platform placement and/or insurance, with the ability to quickly learn key drivers and needs of other channels

  • Extensive Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Coding experience a plus

  • Comfort with detailed data analysis, from sources including Morningstar Direct, Bloomberg, FactSet, and eVestment

  • Experience with international markets is a plus

    Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

    Compliance requirements

    At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary

    Compensation Information

    The base salary range for this position is $150,000 to $175,000. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.


    Annual Bonus Opportunity: Position is eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus award from the profit pool. The profit pool is funded based on Company profits. Individual bonuses are determined based on Company, department, team and individual performance.

    Benefits: Janus Henderson is committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards package to eligible employees that includes; competitive compensation, pension/retirement plans, and various health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits. To learn more about our offerings please visit the Why Join Us section on the career page here (https://www.janushenderson.com/careers/) .

    Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).