Asset class coverage:
fixed income

Fixed income strategy specialists provide thorough coverage across all sectors of the market: global and regional, single-sector and multi-sector (absolute return, multi-asset credit), emerging markets and developed markets, leveraged loans, green bonds, securitised credit, convertibles, CAT bonds and more.

Fixed Income Investment grade Government bonds Aggregate bonds Corporate bonds Global and regional strategies (e.g. Europe, US) Sub-investment grade High yield bonds High quality high yield bonds Short duration high yield bonds Leveraged loans Global and regional strategies (e.g. Europe, US) Hard currency sovereign bonds Local currency sovereign bonds Emerging market corporate bonds Blended emerging market debt Global and regional strategies (e.g. Asia, China) Unconstrained fixed income Absolute return bonds Diversified high yield assets Convertible bonds Asset-backed securities Securitised credit Municipal bonds Cat bonds and ILS Buy & Maintain strategies Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Cash Flow-Driven Investment (CDI) Other customised investment mandates Emerging Market Debt Solutions Multi-Sector Satelite / Diversifiers

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Fixed income manager research

In Manager Selection, fixed income specialists are dedicated to providing high-touch, customised support throughout the manager search process. Our clients are highly varied, ranging from insurers with very specific balance sheet constraints to family offices in search of innovation and yield. In fixed income, investors' specific requirements may involve limitations on risk or credit quality, liability profiles, regulatory structures and more. We seek to ensure that clients can benefit from the broadest possible choice across pooled funds and separately managed accounts: often, the right solution may not be available 'off the shelf'.

The Fixed Income team is supported by our dedicated ESG Advisory unit, ensuring a rigorous approach to assessing managers' investment processes and ESG capabilities. Read more about ESG in Manager Research.

For manager research in related asset classes such as Alternative Credit and Multi Asset, we provide cross-team support alongside relevant Private Markets, Multi Asset and Equity specialists. In all cases, the firm’s Operational Due Diligence unit is available to support implementation where required.

Improving fixed income portfolios

In Portfolio Design and Strategic Asset Allocation, our fixed income specialists support the bfinance Portfolio Solutions team in developing high-quality analysis of clients’ fixed income exposures, credit strategies currently being used and the overall asset mix. This provides a strong, practical ‘bottom-up’ perspective of the current availability/attractiveness of various bond strategies, complementing ‘top-down’ analysis.

The fixed income team also supports Monitoring and Fee Reviews with live industry insights on relative performance drivers and pricing developments, as well as practical negotiation experience.

The ESG Advisory group has a strong overlap with the broader investment research team, with fixed income specialists providing relevant inputs based on the latest manager ESG data as well as innovative research on newer ESG/impact product groups such as Green Bonds and Sustainable Bonds.

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