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The Short Duration strategy aims to provide a consistent level of income, with an emphasis on liquidity and principal preservation, through a diversified portfolio of short duration bonds denominated in U.S. dollars.

Strategy overview

We believe:

  • Security and sector selection has the potential to pay over time through income
  • Liquidity premiums can be exploited
  • Interest rate anticipation increases risk (volatility) and must be controlled at all times.

Our approach

Investment philosophy and style

Our bottom-up, fundamental process is combined with robust, top-down risk management tools designed to meet our objectives of principal preservation, liquidity and consistent excess returns over the long term.

We employ a fundamental investment process to construct a diversified portfolio of high quality fixed income securities that aims to deliver consistent excess returns (income) with low volatility.

Risk management

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

Additional information

July 1989
Primary benchmark
ICE BofA 1-3 Year AAA-A US Corporate & Government
Separate Account, US Mutual Fund

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