Jeffrey Kautz, CFA

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager

Joined in 1997, Industry since 1993


Jeff Kautz is Chief Executive Officer for Perkins, a position he has held since January 2015. He also serves as Chief Investment Officer and is a Portfolio Manager responsible for co-managing the Perkins Mid Cap Value and Perkins Value Plus Income strategies. Mr. Kautz is also a member of the Janus Capital Group Global Allocation Committee. He joined Perkins in October 1997 as a research analyst and began co-managing the Perkins Mid Cap Value strategy in January 2002 and Chief Investment Officer in 2007. He has been Co-Portfolio Manager of the Perkins Value Plus Income strategy since its inception in July 2010. Prior to joining Perkins, Mr. Kautz worked as a market maker and specialist on the Chicago Stock Exchange for G.V.R. Company. He was also a senior consultant for Andersen Consulting.

Mr. Kautz received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 22 years of financial industry experience.