Our investment philosophy sets us apart
We believe identifying and exploiting the risks and opportunities in today's fixed-income markets require truly active management, a commitment to fundamental research, and the resources to execute consistently.
Philosophy and process
We believe fixed-income opportunities are best exploited by specialists.
Our investment process is built around skilled individuals in highly specialized roles, identifying potential alpha-generating strategies in their areas of expertise.
We believe team-based active management leads to more efficient portfolios with better diversification.
Our team pursues multiple sources of alpha across a broad investment universe, seeking to take advantage of flexibility and eliminate unintended concentrations of risk.
We approach risk differently.
We seek to create opportunities through active allocation to sources of risk, not sectors.
Our process is a competitive advantage.
- Our portfolio construction process is team-based, specialist-driven, and risk-oriented, and has been in place for over 15 years.
- Our portfolios seek to deliver a diverse set of best ideas without the bias of an individual portfolio manager.
Risk-based framework focuses on four key areas in pursuit of alpha generation
Value of cash flow over time
Level, slope, bend
Real versus nominal rates
Ability of a borrower to repay cash flow
Investment grade and high yield
Residential and commercial MBS
Developed and emerging markets
Timing of receiving cash flow
Collateralized mortgage obligations
IOs and POs
Callable corporate and government bonds
Ability to trade cash flow at the fair price
Pricing, volatility risk
Spreads not associated with fundamental loss
A full range of benchmark-oriented and absolute return products
|Core Global Fixed Income||Multi-Sector Benchmark-oriented||August 31, 1993||Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index|
|Core Plus Fixed Income||Multi-Sector Benchmark-oriented||June 30, 1991||Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index|
|Dedicated Mortgage||Securitized Product Strategies||July 31, 2009||BofA Merrill Lynch 1-Month Libor|
|European High Yield||Single Sector Benchmark-oriented||September 30, 1999||BofA ML European Currency HY Constrained Index 100% Hdgd EUR|
|Fixed Income Global Alpha||Absolute Return Fixed Income||August 31, 2008||BofA Merrill Lynch 1-Month Libor|
|Fixed Income Global Alpha Plus||Absolute Return Fixed Income||October 31, 1988||
BofA Merrill Lynch 1-Month LIBOR
Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index
|Global High Yield||Single Sector Benchmark-oriented||March 31, 2003||BofA ML Global HY IG Country Const 100% USD Hgd Index|
|Investment Grade Corporate Credit||Single Sector Benchmark-oriented||September 30, 2009||Barclays U.S. Credit Corporate Bond Index|
|U.S. Convertible Securities||Single Sector Benchmark-oriented||September 30, 2009||Barclays U.S. Credit Corporate Bond Index|
|U.S. High Yield||Single Sector Benchmark-oriented||July 31, 1993||JPMorgan Developed High Yield Index|
|Ultra Short Duration Income||Unconstrained Fixed Income||July 31, 1993||JPMorgan Developed High Yield Index|
Browse our Perspectives
Fed walks a line between inflation and financial stability
Given the fragilities in financial markets, the Fed will likely move cautiously in monetary tightening to fight inflation.
Our base case for our strategy remains that a recession will wipe out excess savings, and the relatively low interest-rate environment will return.
U.S. recession outlook as China reopens
We outline possible scenarios for inflation and recession in the year ahead and how global forces play roles.
Fixed Income Outlook (PDF)