Janus Henderson nabs Columbia Threadneedle fixed income head

Janus Henderson has re-jigged its bond team with the hire of Columbia Threadneedle’s Jim Cielinski as global head of fixed income.


Cielinski, who held the same role at Columbia Threadneedle, will join the asset manager on 1 November. Based in London, he will be tasked with overseeing the growth in the group’s fixed income, which was recently restructured by the merger of the Janus and Henderson teams.

As part of this merger, Janus Henderson has confirmed that head of global credit Stephen Thariyan, will leave the firm in March next year to “explore other opportunities”.

Prior to joining Columbia Threadneedle in 2010, Cielinski worked at Goldman Sachs for 12 years as managing director and head of credit, running credit exposures across all of its investment grade portfolios.

As a result of Cielinski’s departure, Columbia Threadneedle has promoted deputy global head of fixed income and head of US fixed income Colin Lundgren, to the role of global head of fixed income.

Lundgren, who has been at the group for 31 years, will report to global chief investment officer Colin Moore. Deputy chief investment officer Mark Burgress will continue to provide regional oversight of the London-based fixed income teams.

“We expect a very smooth transition period given Colin’s deep and long involvement with our fixed income teams,” Moore commented.


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