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Fixed income

Fixed income securities or bonds play a vital role in a portfolio, providing an important source of capital stability, income, liquidity and diversification. Our research shows institutions invest between 13 and 34% of their portfolios in fixed income1.

Fixed income is a broad asset class, spanning the risk and return spectrum, from government bonds to corporate bonds and hybrid investments. Skilled managers tailor investments to meet clients’ individual investment requirements.

Fixed income provides:

  • An important source of capital stability
  • The potential for regular income
  • Portfolio diversification benefits from low correlations to riskier assets

Philosophy and process

Investment philosophy

Investment philosophy

We believe asset knowledge and an independent valuation-driven approach to fixed income investing can generate outstanding investment outcomes. Prices can overshoot valuations in fixed income markets. This is where the real opportunity lies. Our philosophy is based on exploiting mispriced opportunities through a disciplined valuation approach and a repeatable process.

Investment process

Investment process

Our detailed research means every investment decision is analysed from a local and global context. Our valuation-driven approach includes an innovative company credit rating system at its core. The fixed income team also benefits from the diverse perspectives of the economics, real estate, infrastructure, equities and environmental, social and governance research teams.

Team

Team

The team of over 25 investment professionals2 covers the entire fixed income spectrum across corporate and sovereign bonds, cash, currency and derivatives. The team has a range of perspectives to find market inefficiencies that can add value, spanning both sides of the marketplace (buying and selling); key areas of the financial system and regional expertise from Europe, North America and Asia.

Why invest with us?

Experience

Experience

A pioneer of fixed income investing in Australia with over 50 years of experience.

Scale

Scale

Among Asia’s largest fixed income investment managers. Our size and market reputation gives us the power to influence pricing and terms on the market’s biggest issues.

Global

Global

Reach into the world’s most compelling markets for more choice, and access to some of the best bond opportunities.

The team

Simon Warner
Simon Warner
Global Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income
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Simon Warner
Global Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income
BSc, MSc (Economics), Global Executive MBA
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Simon Warner was appointed Global Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income in March 2017.  Before this he was Head of Global Fixed Income from 2014-2017. Simon started with AMP Capital in March 2007.

Simon is responsible for the management of AMP Capital’s active fixed income strategies including macro markets, credit markets, commercial lending and protected growth. With assets under management in excess of $55 billion, the Global Fixed Income team has more than 30 investment professionals in Sydney, Chicago, Hong Kong and Wellington.

Simon was appointed to the board of AMP Capital Investors New Zealand Limited in July 2016. He is also co-chair of the AMP Capital Inclusion and Diversity Council and sponsor of AMProud, AMP's LGBTQI initiative. 

Simon began his career with JP Morgan in London, later moving to Sydney and Singapore as Chief Investment Officer for Australasia. He holds an EMBA from New York University, HEC Paris and the London School of Economics, as well as Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

How to invest

For more information on how to invest in fixed income or how we can provide a bespoke solution for your individual needs, please contact us.

1 AMP Capital Institutional Investor Report 2013
2 as at August 2013