Investment Philosophy

Our portable alpha approach combines different investment styles to achieve consistency throughout the Fixed Income market cycle. By Fixed Income we mean conventional bonds, inflation-linked bonds, convertible bonds, notes, fixed rate agreements, loans, deposits, money market instruments and at the margin preference shares and property.

Portable alpha, also known as “alpha transport”, refers to the ability of a portfolio manager to extract the alpha generated within any investment portfolio from the beta, and to then apply this outperformance to any other asset class the manager chooses, which ultimately eliminates the market risk of the manager’s portfolio.

So the sweet spot for us on the relative / absolute return continuum is the cross-section where the return objective leans towards actively exploiting investment opportunity through skills sets, and the risk objective is not to take more than market risk when replicating or beating a benchmark.

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