There is considerable divergence in performance between the various segments of the fixed income universe over time; a winner one year is often a laggard the next. The strategy’s overarching investment philosophy is based on the premise that these wide performance discrepancies represent opportunities that dynamic investors can exploit, because global fixed income markets and benchmarks are inefficient. In our view it is vital to invest across these markets according to a flexible, benchmark-unaware approach.
The strategy is managed by cross-asset portfolio managers who are responsible for the overall decisions, including the cross-asset strategy selection, duration, and yield curve, country and currency positioning. They use the insights and portfolio management expertise of the other fixed income portfolio managers, analysts and researchers who cover global investment grade credit, high yield, government bond, asset-backed securities (ABS), inflation-linked bonds and emerging market debt.