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Strategy overview

The US Government Cash Management strategy invests in US Government securities including US Treasuries, agencies and mortgage-backed securities backed by US agencies. Performance is typically measured against the Citigroup 3-Month T-Bill Index with the overall duration generally kept between +/-10% of the duration of the benchmark.

We believe a well-constructed diversified portfolio managed within an active risk framework will enhance consistent income with low volatility

  • Duration Range: 0-270 days
  • Maturity Range: 0-13 months
  • Investment Universe: US Treasury, Agency, Agency guaranteed obligations
  • Credit Quality: AAA, fully customizable

Our approach

Investment process

  • Thorough understanding of the issuer, credit and debt structure
  • Focus on security selection and curve exposure while actively managing duration, call and extension risk
  • Invest in out-of-benchmark sectors when expected return justifies the opportunity
  • Avoid making large duration calls

Risk management

  • Mandate and policy controls
  • Full, multidisciplinary vetting of client policies and objectives
  • Multiple levels of review
  • Clear accountability and cross checks
  • High quality focus reduces credit risk

Additional information

March 1996
Primary benchmark
FTSE 3-month T-Bill
Separate Account, US Mutual Fund

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