Janus Henderson Hires Matthew Peron as Director of Centralized Equity Research

Carmel Wellso to Take Well-Deserved Sabbatical

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Janus Henderson (NYSE/ASX: JHG) announced today the hiring of Matthew Peron as Director of Centralized Equity Research. He was most recently Chief Investment Officer of City National Rochdale. He will begin at Janus Henderson on April 13, 2020 and will be located in the firm’s Denver, CO office. In this capacity, Mr. Peron will oversee the firm’s Centralized Equity Research function and be named as portfolio manager on all Research strategies. Mr. Peron will report to George Maris, Co-Head of Equities for Janus Henderson.

Carmel Wellso, Janus Henderson’s existing Director of Central Equity Research, will begin a well-deserved, six-month sabbatical beginning July 1, 2020. Until then, she will work closely with Mr. Peron to ensure a seamless transition. She was heavily involved in the selection of Mr. Peron and believes he is an excellent fit for the Research team and Janus Henderson culture. After her 6-month sabbatical, Ms. Wellso will determine in what capacity she would like to return to Janus Henderson.

Effective April 13, 2020, Mr. Peron will become Portfolio Manager on all Research strategies. There will be no change to any of the Research strategies’ investment objectives or philosophies.

“We are pleased to welcome Matt to the Janus Henderson team. We believe his extensive investment and leadership experience will complement our risk-adjusted return driven investment philosophy, help ensure a seamless transition and support the team to continue delivering valuable investment performance on behalf of our clients” said George Maris, Co-Head of Equities for Janus Henderson Investors. “Carmel has made significant contributions to the firm over the past 12 years, including, but not limited to, enhancing the capabilities of the Centralized Equity Research team and more broadly as a senior leader within Janus Henderson. I know I speak for the entire firm when I say her leadership, insight, commitment and friendship will be missed. We look forward to welcoming her back after a well-deserved break.”

Matthew Peron

Matthew Peron will become Director of Centralized Equity Research for Janus Henderson. In this capacity, he oversees the firm’s Centralized Equity Research function and is named as Portfolio Manager on all Research strategies. In this role, he will be responsible for the firm’s centralized equity research effort, collaborating with portfolio managers, head of equities and global chief investment officer. He will also lead Janus Henderson’s Portfolio Oversight Team.

Mr. Peron has 29 years of financial experience, of which he dedicated 8 years to fixed income. Further, he has 21 years of experience working in various senior roles in equities, as a portfolio manager, group lead, director of research, as well as also running various quantitative strategies and teams.

He was most recently Chief Investment Officer for City National Rochdale, a role he held since 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Peron served as an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Global Equity at Northern Trust in Chicago and as a member of the asset allocation committee. Prior to that role, he was the director of equity research and was lead manager on several fundamental and quantitative strategies at Northern Trust. Mr. Peron earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in electrical engineering from Swarthmore College. Additionally, he sits on the board of the Illinois Hunger Coalition and is active in non-profits that focus on developing skills and entrepreneurship in underprivileged communities.

Carmel Wellso

Carmel Corbett Wellso is Director of Research at Janus Henderson Investors. In this role, she is in charge of the firm’s centralized equity research effort, which she will be handing over to Mr. Peron. Ms. Wellso is responsible for maintaining a powerful and successful investment culture by attracting and retaining strong analysts, managing global research coverage, driving independent research and collaborating with portfolio managers and the global chief investment officer. As head of Janus Henderson’s Portfolio Oversight Team, Ms. Wellso has overseen the firm’s research strategies, which consist of the best ideas of the analyst team. Additionally, she has extensive global investment experience and is the recipient of the 2019 Lead Portfolio Manager in Global Equities from the Women in Asset Management Awards, which recognizes the outstanding innovation achieved by the women in the world of asset management.

Before joining Janus as a research analyst in 2008, Ms. Wellso was a partner focusing on global financial services at Standard Pacific Capital. Prior to that, she was director of Asian equity sales for UBS Warburg. Ms. Wellso also served as an assistant director and Asian banking analyst with ING Barings Securities, where she led consistently top-ranked financials teams. Ms. Wellso began her investment career as a credit analyst at MHT/Chemical Bank (JP Morgan Chase), focusing on emerging market sovereign exposures and financial sector lending.

Ms. Wellso received her bachelor of arts degree in English literature and business administration from Marquette University and her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She also served for two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Kenya. Ms. Wellso has 26 years of financial industry experience.


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Notes to editors

Janus Henderson Group (JHG) is a leading global active asset manager dedicated to helping investors achieve long-term financial goals through a broad range of investment solutions, including equities, fixed income, quantitative equities, multi-asset and alternative asset class strategies.

Janus Henderson has approximately US$374.8bn in assets under management (at 31 December 2019), more than 2,000 employees, and offices in 28 cities worldwide. Headquartered in London, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).


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