Fixed income

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We have an experienced and well-resourced team of over 100 fixed income specialists1 globally managing assets against a range of traditional and highly bespoke benchmarks.

Our global capabilities span the full developed and emerging government and credit markets. We leverage our significant fixed income research and portfolio management expertise in delivering a wide range of US fixed income strategies including core, long duration, high yield, loans, absolute return and liability risk management.

In addition, our combined global secured lending and loans capability gives Insight a strong position in the space of low-default risk, illiquid credit investments.

Our strategies

Buy and maintain

Our buy and maintain strategy aims to deliver global credit exposure in a smarter way than traditional indexation. It invests in bonds from investment grade quality issuers with strong long-term fundamentals, with a view to avoiding defaults and material loss. Our approach incorporates sector weights that are more balanced than issuance-driven passive benchmarks. Additionally, reinvestment of coupons and modest turnover are used to keep duration constant.

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Emerging market corporate debt

A 'best ideas' portfolio investing in emerging market corporate debt, designed to capture the structural opportunities of investing in the asset class. The strategy has multiple sources of alpha, starting with top-down country allocation, combining this with bottom-up credit analysis, liquidity management and instrument selection.

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Global absolute return bond

We adopt a broad spectrum 'best ideas' global fixed income strategy that aims to generate positive returns on an annual basis regardless of market direction. This is achieved by taking long and short positions in government bonds, credit, emerging market debt, high yield and asset-backed securities. The strategy also takes long and short currency positions.

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Global credit

Our global credit strategy seeks out, what we believe to be, the best investment opportunities across the fixed income universe with the aim of delivering strong risk-adjusted excess returns versus its benchmark. Though focused primarily on investment grade securities, the strategy has the flexibility to invest across the full spectrum of credit opportunities.

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High yield

Sub-investment grade debt markets can offer higher yields than investment grade markets for higher credit risks. At Insight, we emphasise a short-dated approach to high yield which has the potential to lower credit risks and volatility while retaining higher yields than investment grade markets. Short-dated high yield offers little in the way of interest rate risks and is more influenced by prevailing economic conditions. 

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Loans

Senior loans can be an efficient source of attractive risk-adjusted returns. They can offer security and floating rate returns and higher yields than investment grade credit in a low-yielding fixed income environment.

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Secured finance

Secured finance is an alternative to investing in investment grade corporate bonds without compromising on credit quality. Investing in the asset class could help investors target diverse streams of stable, long-term, high quality cash flows.

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Public sector group

Few public entities today have the luxury of dedicating staff solely to investment management of their operating cash assets, which is why many public officials turn to the professionals at Insight.

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US core

Our US core strategy offers broad US fixed income exposure designed to offer investors a core bond holding as part of a balanced overall portfolio. This active strategy offers an alternative to a passive approach to core fixed income, combining top-down active sector allocation with bottom-up security selection, while drawing on the expertise of our research analysts. The strategy primarily invests in investment grade US fixed income with modest allocation to non-benchmark sectors.

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US core plus

Our core plus strategy seeks to maximize risk-adjusted excess returns. It invests primarily in investment grade US fixed income opportunities with the goal of consistently outperforming its benchmark. The strategy aims to achieve this through the active management of interest rate positioning, sector allocation and security selection. This strategy's excess returns may also be derived from active allocation to non-benchmark sectors such as high yield and emerging market debt.

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US corporate

Our corporate bond strategy offers investors a diversified way to gain broad US dollar investment grade credit exposure. The strategy targets dynamic sub-sector allocation and bottom-up security selection as the main potential sources of return, while typically maintaining duration close to benchmark. Robust risk controls are integral to the management of the strategy.

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US intermediate

Our intermediate fixed income strategy offers investors a diversified, risk-controlled approach to gain broad fixed income exposure to intermediate yield curve profiles. This active strategy aims to generate excess returns primarily through dynamic sector allocation and security selection.

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US long duration

This strategy is suited for investors that have long-dated liabilities. It blends long duration US government and credit securities with the goal of maximizing risk-adjusted excess return. The strategy seeks to take advantage of pricing and spread inefficiencies in long-dated fixed income assets, as well as to enhance returns with modest opportunistic use of non-benchmark assets.

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US select income

Our US select income strategy invests in a range of investment grade and high yield securities and follows an income-oriented approach. The investment universe includes corporate bonds, US government obligations, mortgage and asset-backed securities.

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1 As of June 30, 2017.

Insight is the corporate brand for certain companies operated by Insight Investment Management Limited (IIML). Insight includes, among others, Insight Investment 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 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 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). All entities are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.

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