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Fixed Income

We believe the quality and stability of our fixed income team stands out as does the discipline with which we have applied our investment philosophy since the firm’s founding in 1990. Fort Washington has worked diligently to build a tenured and cohesive team of investment professionals who have an average of over 20 years of experience to manage your institutional and individual investment needs. Our fixed income philosophy is applied via a rigorous, fundamentally based research process by a deeply experienced team whose creativity and collaboration facilitate competitive, repeatable results. 

Active Corporate Fixed Income

Seeks to outperform the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Credit Index through a relative value orientation which considers fundamental credit analysis as well as sector, quality and yield curve placement

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Core Fixed Income

Seeks to outperform the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate over a full market cycle by covering the global fixed income universe while tactically adjusting risk exposure within a relative value framework

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Core Plus Fixed Income

Seeks to outperform the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate over a full market cycle by covering the global fixed income universe while tactically adjusting risk exposure within a relative value framework

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Emerging Markets Debt

Seeks to outperform the JP Morgan EMBI Global Diversified benchmark by 100 to 150 basis points gross of fees on an annualized basis over the course of a market cycle

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High Yield Fixed Income

Seeks to outperform over a full market cycle by protecting principal in periods of market decline while providing a stable base of income across all periods

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Intermediate Fixed Income

Seeks to outperform the Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Aggregate over a full market cycle by covering the global fixed income universe while tactically adjusting risk exposure within a relative value framework
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Securitized Fixed Income

Emphasizes moderate risk opportunities in non-index sectors; management employs a fundamental, relative-value approach that seeks alpha by strategically allocating between two sources: sector allocation and security selection.
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Strategic Income

Seeks a high level of current income with a focus on capital preservation by investing primarily in income producing fixed income securities
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Structured Opportunities

Emphasizes moderate to higher risk opportunities within securitized products; management employs a fundamental, relative-value approach that seeks alpha by strategically allocating between two sources: sector allocation and security selection. 
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Ultra Short Duration

Seeks maximum total return consistent with the preservation of capital. Interest rate risk is managed by maintaining an effective duration of one year or less under normal market conditions. 
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