Credit opportunities

Our fully-flexible long-short credit strategy aims to provide attractive, positive absolute returns in all market conditions and is able to invest across investment grade and sub-investment grade.

Opportunity

Alpha-seeking credit: the strategy aims to generate returns from across the credit spectrum, targeting a large proportion of returns from alpha, rather than being reliant on market returns.

'Best ideas' portfolio construction: the strategy combines Insight's robust fixed income investment process with a multi-strategy, long-short investment approach to credit.

Unconstrained: the performance of the strategy is measured against cash, rather than an index benchmark, therefore the portfolio managers can focus on the areas of the market where they feel value can be added. The strategy is not constrained by an index relative approach.

Flexible, transparent: the strategy seeks to combine transparency and liquidity with flexibility and derivative strategies.

Robust process and risk controls: the strategy's managers follow an established investment process which is monitored and overseen by an independent risk team.

Experienced, well-resourced team: the strategy is managed by an experienced team with what we believe is an excellent long-term track record, who are supported by investment professionals across Insight's Fixed Income Group.

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Further reading

Absolute Return Credit Strategy Profile

An alpha-seeking strategy focused on global credit opportunities with a 'best ideas' approach to portfolio construction and the ability to hold both long and short exposures.

Strategy in Numbers

2009 flagship strategy launched

41 credit analysts

21years lead portfolio manager's experience

$74.3bn Total strategy AUM

All data as of March 31, 2017. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients.

Insight is the corporate brand for certain companies operated by Insight Investment Management Limited (IIML). Insight includes, among others, Insight Management (Global) Limited (IIMG), Pareto Investment Management Limited (PIML), Cutwater Asset Management Corp (CAMC)  Cutwater Investor Services Corp (CISC) and Insight North America LLC (INA), each of which provides asset management services.
  
INA, CISC, CAMC and PIML each provide asset management services. INA, CISC and CAMC are investment advisers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) each with its principal place of business at 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10166.  PIML is an investment adviser registered with the SEC and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (no. 416024). Registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 03169281. Registered office: 160 Queen Victoria Street London EC4V 4LA, UK. INA, CISC and PIML are each is also registered with the CFTC as a Commodity Trading Advisor and Commodity Pool Operator and each is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).  INA is registered as an investment adviser with the SEC and with the CFTC as a Commodity Trading Advisor and is a member of the NFA.All entities are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.