Global absolute return bond

Our global absolute return bond strategy aims to generate a return of cash plus 3% or 4% pa*, depending on the investor's risk requirements by investing in what we consider to be our best investment ideas across government and corporate bonds, emerging market debt, high yield, currencies and asset-backed securities.


Aims to deliver in all market conditions: the strategy can express both positive and negative views, with the appropriate use of derivatives, to seek to add value regardless of overall market direction.

Far more flexibility than a long-only strategy: portfolio managers can invest across the broad spectrum of fixed income in an effort to isolate the best sources of return.
Avoidance of interest rate risks: with a neutral duration position of 'zero', the strategy seeks to avoid exposure to interest rate rises when undesirable. Instead it can focus on capturing attractive credit spreads.

Low correlation with other major asset classes: absolute return strategies are useful diversifiers against an investor's traditional benchmarked strategies.

Managed by an experienced team: the strategy is managed by a highly experienced team, with a transparent investment process and proven track record.


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Further reading

Global Absolute Return Bonds Profile

A broad spectrum 'best ideas' global fixed income strategy aiming to generate positive returns on an annual basis regardless of market direction.

Strategy in Numbers

2006 strategy launched

100+ fixed income professionals back the fund managers

21years team's average industry experience

$11.1bn Total strategy AUM

*The targeted rates of return are hypothetical returns, and are for illustrative purposes only. Accordingly, no assumptions or comparisons should be made based upon these returns. Hypothetical returns are subject to inherent limitations. One limitation is that the returns do not take into account the impact that market and economic risks, such as defaults, pre-payments, and reinvestment rates, may have on actual trading. In no circumstances should the targeted returns be regarded as a representation, warranty or prediction that the specific deal will reflect any particular performance or that it will achieve or is likely to achieve any particular result or that investors will be able to avoid losses, including total losses of their investment.

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, amongst 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.