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Core Fixed Income Strategy

The strategy seeks to outperform the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate over a full market cycle by covering the global fixed income universe while tactically adjusting risk exposure within a relative value framework.

  • 10+ year track record with a focus on consistent returns and downside protection
  • Disciplined and repeatable process that balances risk allocation, sector allocation, and security selection
  • Supported by team of more than 30 investment professionals
  • Active management of risk through the use of propriety risk and portfolio management metrics
 
Investment Style
Core Fixed Income
STYLE
Benchmark
Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate
BENCHMARK
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Jul. 1, 2005
INCEPTION

Philosophy

We believe that in order to consistently generate attractive risk adjusted long-term outperformance, we need to:

  • Adjust risk through the cycle
  • Efficiently allocate risk on a relative value basis with an emphasis on downside protection
  • Drive security selection decisions down to analyst level – “Sector PMs”
  • Avoid outsized positions in rates
 

Strategy Facts

As of 12/31/2018

 Assets Under Management (AUM)  $966 million
 eVestment Universe  US Core Fixed Income
 Investment Vehicle  Separate Account

Portfolio Construction

  • Investment universe includes US Government, agencies, asset backed securities, mortgage backed securities, investment grade credit, high yield credit, and preferred stock
  • Issuer concentration is limited to 5%, (excluding US government issued securities)
  • Maximum of 10% in non-investment grade security exposure
     

Management

Timothy Policinski

Timothy J. Policinski, CFA

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager

Career Summary
Lincoln National

Education 
BS - Indiana University
MSBA - Indiana University

Meet Timothy Policinski
Daniel Carter

Daniel J. Carter, CFA

Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Career Summary
Ohio Casualty Group
Provident Financial Group

Education 
BS - Miami University

Meet Daniel Carter

Insights

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Why Active Fixed Income Wins Over Time

Senior PM Paul Tomich shares why fixed income is well suited for active management. For investors with a longer-term horizon, active management can provide greater results. 

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