Jørgen Kjærsgaard

Jørgen Kjærsgaard

Head—European Corporate Credit

9 Years at AB
22 Years of experience

Jørgen Kjærsgaard is Senior Vice President and Head of European Corporate Credit. He is responsible for all of AB’s European and UK corporate credit–related strategies, and heads the European and UK High Yield and Investment Grade Credit portfolio-management teams. Kjærsgaard is a member of the Credit, High Yield, European High Yield, Global High Income, Multi-Sector Credit, and UK and Euro Fixed Income portfolio-management teams. He is also a member of the internal Credit Research Review Committee, the primary investment policy and decision-making committee for all AB’s credit-related portfolios. Kjærsgaard has authored a number of published papers and blogs, including ones highlighting the importance of a diversified portfolio and issue selectivity in the European corporate credit markets. Prior to joining AB in 2007 as a portfolio manager for European Credit, he was executive director for Structured Credit Solutions at Rabobank (2005–2007) and a director for Nordic Structured Solutions at Royal Bank of Scotland (2004–2005). From 1994 to 2004, Kjærsgaard worked in both London and Copenhagen for Danske Bank, where he spearheaded the firm’s credit derivatives trading and managed-mortgage and corporate credit portfolios. He holds a BSc in business administration and an MBSc in finance from the Aarhus School of Business at Aarhus University. Location: London

Why European High-Yield ETFs Don’t Deliver
Three Reasons to Explore Europe’s Corporate Bonds

Want Safer Yield? Cycle to Europe

by Gershon Distenfeld, Jørgen Kjærsgaard

For high-yield investors with large US credit exposures, these are uncertain times. The pricing of securities is becoming more volatile, spurred by interest-rate volatility, and companies are borrowing more, causing concern about their future creditworthiness. The solution, in our view, is to diversify—and we regard the European high-yield markets as attractive.

Fixed Income


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