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Short Duration Credit

Summary

Summary

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Managed by a deep and experienced team
  • Investment process combines top down macro views with bottom-up security selection
  • Focused on identifying relative value opportunities through quantitative analysis and fundamental research
  • Collaborative portfolio construction leverages collective firm-wide insights
  • Rigorous, multi-dimensional risk management is an integral part of the process

Key Facts as of 02/28/2019


Strategy Inception Date
Dec 2007
Strategy AUM
$48.2 B
Benchmark
ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Corporate Index
eVestment Universe
US Short Duration Fixed Income

PORTFOLIO PARAMETERS


  • A flexible approach emphasizing short maturity credit sectors that have historically outperformed government-related securities.

  • A true short maturity strategy that has historically maintained an effective duration of approximately 2 years and a spread duration of approximately 2-3 years1

  • Investment universe typically includes short maturity investment grade corporate debt, CMBS, high yield corporate debt, ABS, U.S. Treasuries, agencies and U.S.-dollar denominated bonds of non-U.S. issuers.

  • 35% maximum allocation to below investment grade securities.2 Allocation to below investment grade has generally ranged between 10-20%1

  • Maximum of 25% in any one industry3

Vehicles


  • This strategy is available as a:
  • Separate Account
  • ERISA CIT
  • Commingled Trust
  • Mutual Fund
  • Series Fund
  • UCITS

PORTFOLIO MANAGERS

Andrew H. O'Brien
Andrew H. O'Brien, CFA

Partner & Portfolio Manager

21 Years of Industry Experience

Kewjin Yuoh
Kewjin Yuoh

Partner & Portfolio Manager

25 Years of Industry Experience

Steven F. Rocco
Steven F. Rocco, CFA

Partner & Director of Taxable Fixed Income

18 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 65 Investment Professionals with 14 Years Avg. Industry Experience

Related Content

Gauging the Opportunity in Short Duration Credit
January 28, 2019

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Short-Term Bonds: A History of Opportunity

Portfolios of short maturity bonds historically have had greater risk-adjusted returns than portfolios with greater term risk. What are the implications for investment portfolios?

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Breakdownas of 02/28/2019

Type Portfolio
Type Portfolio
Investment Grade Corporate
CMBS
ABS
High Yield Corporate
Bank Loans
U.S. Government Related
MBS
Sovereign
Other
Cash

Credit Quality Distributionas of 02/28/2019

Type Portfolio
U.S. Treasury 1.6%
Agency 3.9%
AAA 36.5%
AA 7.3%
A 8.5%
BBB 29.8%
<BBB 12.1%
Not Rated 0.3%

CHARACTERISTICS as of 02/28/2019

Portfolio Index
Portfolio Index
Number of Issues 1624 1633
Average Coupon 4.04% 3.41%
Average Life 2.42 Years 1.99 Years
Average Effective Duration 1.97 Years 1.87 Years
Average Yield to Worst 3.85% 3.20%

Performance

Performance

Short Duration Credit Institutional Composite

Average Annual Returns as of 01/31/2019

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
Gross of Fees 1.08% 3.07% 3.52% 2.65% 4.80% 4.58%
Net of Fees 1.07% 2.86% 3.30% 2.42% 4.56% 4.33%
ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Corporate Index 0.70% 2.51% 2.12% 1.70% 3.39% 2.96%

Calendar Year Returnsas of 01/31/2019

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Gross of Fees 1.84% 2.91% 4.64% 1.03% 2.33% 2.23% 7.25% 3.77% 7.10% 17.86%
Net of Fees 1.64% 2.70% 4.39% 0.79% 2.08% 1.99% 7.00% 3.53% 6.84% 17.58%
ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Corporate Index 1.62% 1.91% 2.39% 1.01% 1.19% 1.78% 4.49% 1.76% 4.86% 14.69%

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