Our diverse range of fixed income strategies aim to exploit all of the opportunities that the global bond markets offer.
US and Global Short Duration
Our US and global short-duration fixed income strategies are managed by the New York-based short duration fixed income team of our partner FFTW. It is supported by our global rates, structured securities and currency alpha teams and credit research team. We run high-quality, highly liquid portfolios that are designed to preserve capital and maintain your purchasing power through inflation protection.
Global Sovereign & Aggregate Fixed Income
Our global aggregate and sovereign fixed income strategies are managed by portfolio management teams in New York and London of our partner FFTW. The team systematically utilizes multiple alpha sources and is supported by alpha teams.
Global Investment-Grade Credit & High Yield
Our investment-grade and high yield corporate credit strategies are managed by Global Corporate Credit team of our partner FFTW. It is located in Paris and New York. Our investment process aims to exploit all sources of outperformance in the credit markets, generating consistent returns across market cycles through a risk controlled investment process that combines top down and bottom-up inputs.
US Money Market
Our US dollar money market funds are managed by money market team of our partner FFTW. It is based in New York. We manage these assets in a conservative manner that meets both SEC 2a-7 and European Commission (ESMA) rules. In many instances our guidelines are more conservative than SEC and ESMA rules, ensuring that we meet our investors’ demands for high quality, liquidity, diversification and maturity.
US Core/Core Plus
Our US Core/Core Plus strategies are managed by multi-sector portfolio management team of our partner FFTW. The team, based in New York and London, systematically utilizes multiple alpha sources and is supported by alpha teams.
US High Yield
Our US High Yield strategies are managed by Global Corporate Credit team of our partner FFTW. It is based in Paris and New York. Our investment process aims to exploit all sources of outperformance in the credit markets, generating consistent returns across market cycles through a risk controlled investment process that combines top down and bottom-up inputs.
European Money Market
Our EUR and GBP money market funds are managed by the money market team of our partner BNP Paribas Asset Management. It is based in Paris. It manages a broad range of publicly-offered and dedicated funds including both Short Term Money Market Funds and Money Market Funds, as defined by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Our critical size enables us to benefit from economies of scale. Our strict risk monitoring ensures that we meet investors’ demands for high quality, liquid and diversified investment solutions.
Euro Sovereign & Aggregate Core Fixed Income
Euro Sovereign & Aggregate Core Fixed Income investment team is based in London and Paris. Three main strategies are offered: Euro Aggregate, Euro Sovereign and Euro-Inflation linked bonds. Euro Sovereign and Euro Aggregate include specialties such as maturities, covered bonds, SRI investments, and flexible investments. All of them share the same investment approach: Fundamental, active, with risk under control. The investment process combines a top-down approach with a bottom-up approach for issuer selection. It is consistent over 4 main steps: Forecasts, Strategic allocation, Issuer selection and Portfolio construction. The team is supported by a dedicated front-office risk management team.
European Investment-Grade & High Yield
Our European investment-grade and High Yield corporate credit strategies are managed by the Paris-based Global Corporate Credit team of our partner FFTW. It is supported by managers/research analysts dedicated solely to European High Yield affording more reactivity to the news flows and the market considering the smaller size of the European High Yield market. Our investment process aims to exploit all sources of outperformance in the credit markets, generating consistent returns across market cycles through a risk controlled investment process that combines top down and bottom-up inputs.
Nordic Fixed Income
Our Nordic Fixed Income strategies are managed by Alfred Berg, our partner specialised in Nordic & Emerging Europe investments. The core of the Nordic Fixed Income team is based in Oslo. Combined we are one of the largest investment team’s for the asset class with local presence in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Our main focus is credit, taking duration and curvature positions as additional alpha sources. We believe the payoff characteristics in credits calls for strong diversification. For investment grade mandates, our conservative investment approach aims to minimize the risk for losses of principal.
Our Global Senior Corporate Loans team is based in Europe and the US, and is supported by dedicated risk and operation teams. We have a conservative investment strategy and a core focus on performing loans with a high level of certainty in terms of income stream and low return volatility.
Our US and global inflation-linked bond strategies are managed by the inflation-linked bond team of our partner FFTW. It is backed up by our dedicated risk and quantitative research teams. We adopt a pure-play approach to inflation-linked bond management, aiming to generate excess returns solely by exploiting inefficiencies in the inflation-linked bond marketplace.
Our US mortgage strategies are managed by the New York-based Structured Securities team of our partner FFTW. It is backed up by our dedicated risk and quantitative research teams. Inefficiencies exist across the US mortgage market, and we aim to exploit them by concentrating solely on bottom-up security selection. Our ultimate aim is to build well-diversified portfolios with attractive yield and convexity characteristics.
Alternative & Structured Fixed Income
Our Alternative Structured Fixed Income team focuses on specialised credit management for both public and private debt. The team implements specific investment processes (including flexible credit management, sustainable and responsible investment process and collateral management) and covers a wide range of debt instruments (loans, bonds, private placements, ABS/CLO, CDS).
Convertible Bonds – Global and Regional
Our global and regional convertible bond strategies seek to provide invested clients with optimum risk adjusted returns through exposure to the convertible bond asset class. Our investment process combines top-down and bottom-up elements. Excess returns in our universe may come from top-down delta, credit, regional or sector positioning as well as single name exposures. On a bottom-up basis there may be bond specific ideas or pricing anomalies to be exploited.
Our currency alpha and currency overlay strategies, both active and passive, are implemented by the New York-based Currencies team of our partner FFTW. We believe that hedging against adverse currency movements can significantly boost risk-adjusted portfolio returns, and an active currency strategy can further improve performance potential.
Our multi-strategy absolute return fixed income solutions are managed by the New York-based Absolute Return Fixed Income team of our partner FFTW. The team implements the systematic use of multiple alpha strategies with the aim of delivering consistent returns.