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Janus Henderson Investors Associate Portfolio Manager / Analyst - Secured Loans in London, United Kingdom

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.

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The department

Janus Henderson offers expertise across all major asset classes, with investment teams situated around the world. These dynamic teams are structured and operate in ways that are best suited to their asset classes and manage products designed to meet a range of investor needs globally. We do not impose top-down house views; instead we allow an appropriate level of flexibility within a controlled environment and encourage the sharing and debate of investment ideas. Our Investment teams are grouped under: Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Assets and Alternatives.

Overview of the role

You will provide support to the lead Portfolio Manager(s) through investment analysis of specific sectors and individual securities to assist with the effective management of client portfolios. The scope of responsibility may include supporting portfolios under established investment strategy to help ensure that it reflects the investment perspective of the Portfolio Manager. You will require analytical, system and modelling skills, as well as a good understanding of individual and macro instruments and markets to ensure investment views are effectively implemented.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Research responsibilities: undertake investment analysis of specific sectors and individual secured loan issues / assist with the monitoring of existing holdings / identify new trade ideas

  • Have responsibility for supporting the lead Portfolio Manager(s) in managing portfolios or investment strategy focussed primarily on European Secured Loans

  • Have thorough knowledge of holdings across the portfolio(s)

  • Understand the critical drivers of individual positions and portfolio performance as well as portfolio construction and relevant risk management tools

  • Make contribution to decisions and risk management of investments within your investment area on specific portfolios

  • Ensure investments are made in line with the Investment Restrictions of each portfolio

  • Liaise with Traders, raise, amend and cancel orders in CRD for suitable investment opportunities

  • May be involved in contributing to sales and possibly relationship management, presenting to clients or providing updates

  • Contribute to validating and recording company meeting data, including meeting notes where mandatory (EMEA)

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

    Investment areas

    Has responsibility for supporting portfolios within Secured Credit - Loans asset class.

    Supervisory responsibilities

  • No

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • Preferably CFA qualified or equivalent work experience

  • Preferably degree educated in a business, math or finance discipline

  • Knowledge of relevant sector/product/instruments for the role

  • Knowledge of financial modelling and/or VBA for more quantitative roles

  • Knowledge of Bloomberg and other market data platforms

  • Knowledge of Charles Rivers or other trade booking system

  • Where relevant, language skills for geographies covered

    Competencies required

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

  • Analytical mind-set

  • Attention to detail

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Good time management skills

  • Strong risk management skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure

  • Strong interest in financial markets / macroeconomics

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to build and develop relationships

    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.

    For those in scope of Knowledge & Competence (MiFID II)

  • Knowledge of financial markets, financial markets function and the impact of economic figures and national/regional/global events on markets

  • Understanding of issues relating to market abuse and anti-money laundering

  • Annual attestation


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).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.