Our Fixed Income experts discuss the challenges currently facing traditional core and core plus strategies and why more flexible, multi-sector strategies warrant consideration.
John Kerschner, CFA
Head of U.S. Securitized Products | Portfolio Manager
Joined in 2010, Industry since 1990
John Kerschner is Head of U.S. Securitized Products at Janus Henderson Investors and a Portfolio Manager of the Multi-Sector Income strategy and Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF. He also has co-managed the fixed income portion of the Perkins Value Plus Income strategy since 2018. In his role as Head of U.S. Securitized Products, Mr. Kerschner primarily focuses on mortgage-backed securities and other structured products. Prior to joining Janus in 2010, Mr. Kerschner was director of portfolio management at BBW Capital Advisors. Before that, he worked for Woodbourne Investment Management, where he was global head of credit investing. Mr. Kerschner began his career at Smith Breeden Associates as an assistant portfolio manager and was promoted several times over 12 years, becoming a principal, senior portfolio manager and director of the ABS-CDO group.
Mr. Kerschner received his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Yale University, graduating cum laude. He earned his MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, where he was designated a Fuqua Scholar. Mr. Kerschner holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 30 years of financial industry experience.