One of Asia's largest fixed income managers
We have over 50 years’ experience in fixed income, making us not only one of the longest serving, but also one of the largest fixed income managers in Asia. Our key strengths in this area include our well-resourced credit capability and our long-established proprietary method of using quantitive foundation to analyse the global macro economy.
We have a strong track record in active credit and rates management and deploy a sophisticated range of risk management systems and processes. Combined with a diverse team of investment specialists, we use our team to both generate returns in a range of market conditions and design fixed income solutions tailored to our client goals.
We are collaborative and seek to capitalise on research and insights across AMP Capital to make the most informed investment decisions. Our investment philosophy adheres to the following 4 key principles: fixed income has multiple sources of risk premia and inefficiencies, fixed income plays many roles in an investment portfolio, a robust framework grounded in theory leads to superior outcomes, and a risk management is critical.
Assets under management
As at 31 December 2018
- 35 Investment professionals
- 4 Global locations
Why fixed income?
A well-diversified, actively managed fixed income fund plays an important role in an investment strategy regardless of the market environment. Fixed income can offer:
Capital protection: A diversified portfolio of fixed income securities tends to be much less volatile than an equity portfolio, which means it is less likely to incur large losses in the short term. Investors are repaid the amount of money they originally invested at the end of the agreed period.
Income generation: As well as attractive and reliable income streams, a diversified fixed income portfolio can provide income with a lower level of risk than equities, and may offer higher income than money market funds or term deposits.
Diversification: Over the long-term, diversification can provide better risk-adjusted returns. Bonds can also help reduce volatility and preserve capital, especially for investors with exposure to equities.
Why consider AMP Capital?
We have a strong, well-resourced team of over 34 investment professionals, with an average of 15 years’ industry experience, in four global locations. Our people have diverse backgrounds and a depth and breadth of experience.
AMP Capital makes investment decisions by accessing deals and a credit research universe from about 400 issuers, including asset-backed securities and other private-public partnerships.
We use a sophisticated suite of risk management systems which includes BlackRock’s Aladdin and GreenPackage. We have a robust investment process and conduct thorough due diligence. Our mantra is to use transparent and repeatable processes that generate consistent outcomes.
Risks specific to fixed income investments may include credit risk (including counterparty default), interest rate risk, and risks associated with sovereign default, derivatives, international investments, currency exchange rates, short selling, gearing, hybrid securities, gearing, liquidity and movements in share markets.
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