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We have a long and successful history of managing global government debt and it is one of our longest-running asset classes. Investors looking for attractive risk-adjusted returns from government bond portfolios issued in both developed and developing markets can draw on our investment team’s in-depth experience and global expertise.

We follow a rigorous, disciplined and proven investment process that includes in-depth analysis within a strong risk-controlled framework. The aim is to add consistent value in all market conditions using both conventional and index-linked bonds across the UK, European and global fixed income markets.

We have three government pooled funds:

  • UK Government All Maturities Bond Fund
  • UK Government Long Maturities Bond Fund
  • Global ex-UK Bond Fund

Investors can also access our government bond capabilities across sterling, euro, US dollar and global markets on a segregated basis.

Benefits

Diverse sources of return: our capabilities allow us to add value through long or short duration positions, exploit shifts in the yield curve, security selection across the curve and cross-country relative value trades.

Precision: the portfolio managers can target specific duration and risk characteristics through the use of derivatives, allowing for long and short exposure and precise risk/return profile.

Capability: we manage government bond portfolios across global markets, allowing us to access the most diverse opportunity set permitted by our mandate and target the widest range of relative value opportunies.

Snapshot

Fixed income team in numbers

  • 106 Fixed income investment professionals support the team
  • 17years Average experience of fixed income team
  • £121.1bn fixed income assets

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Team statistics as at 30 September 2017. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients. 

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Important information

The value of investments and any income from them will fluctuate and is not guaranteed (this may be partly due to exchange rate fluctuations). Investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Derivatives may be used to generate returns as well as to reduce costs and/or the overall risk of the portfolio. Using derivatives can involve a higher level of risk. A small movement in the price of an underlying investment may result in a disproportionately large movement in the price of the derivative investment.

Where the portfolio holds over 35% of its net asset value in securities of one governmental issuer, the value of the portfolio may be profoundly affected if one or more of these issuers fails to meet its obligations or suffers a ratings downgrade.

The issuer of a debt security may not pay income or repay capital to the bondholder when due.

Where high yield instruments are held, their low credit rating indicates a greater risk of default, which would affect the value of the portfolio.

The investment manager may invest in instruments which can be difficult to sell when markets are stressed.

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