FIXED INCOME OVERVIEW

Our fixed income capabilities span all publicly traded global bond market sectors. Our fixed income funds combine both top-down and bottom-up inputs to identify and exploit fixed income market inefficiencies around the world. Macroeconomic analysts and market strategists identify top-down structural and cyclical risks and opportunities, while our bottom-up, fundamental research approach draws on insights from both fixed income and equity analysts. This balanced perspective, combined with access to the management teams from the companies in which we invest, can help us anticipate changes in issuers’ capital structures before these changes are priced into their securities.

Fixed income funds can help meet a variety of objectives, including generating income, mitigating downside risk, diversifying a portfolio and enhancing returns. We offer funds that pursue each of these objectives.

All investors should consider the risks that may impact their capital, before investing. The value of your investment may become worth more or less than at the time of the original investment.

SPECIALISED EXPERTISE ACROSS SECTORS AND REGIONS

Wellington Management’s fixed income investment professionals — comprising specialist portfolio managers, market strategists, sector experts and more than 40 credit and quantitative analysts — are based in the UK, the US and the Hong Kong. Each portfolio management team is independent and empowered to make investment decisions for the fund it is responsible for. Our fixed income managers draw on Wellington Management’s global resources, which gives them access to diversified sources of return and may help to generate more consistent performance in different market environments.

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DEPTH, EXPERIENCE AND CONTINUITY

Our private partnership structure helps us to attract and retain world-class investment talent and allows us to align their performance incentives with the achievement of our fund investors’ objectives. This has contributed to the depth, experience and continuity of our fixed income investment professionals. Our dedicated fixed income professionals include:

Our investment professionals have exceptional access to company management teams, taking part in more than 10,000 meetings with issuers each year. Our credit analysts collaborate with our in-house equity analysts and with our dedicated environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) research team, which provides proprietary sector, country and individual issuer assessments. We believe this integration of equity, credit and ESG research generates robust analysis with differentiated insights for our portfolio managers. Our balanced, multidisciplinary perspective can help us anticipate changes in issuers’ capital structures before these changes are priced into their securities.

SOPHISTICATED TOOLS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT AND PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION

We use advanced risk-management systems to help portfolio managers take only intended investment risks that have the potential to provide attractive returns for investors. These proprietary systems allow us to monitor concentrations of risk within investment styles and across the firm, while testing how investment positions might behave in challenging markets. We continue to refine these tools, ensuring their relevance amid ever-changing market conditions and continued innovation in new security types.

INSIGHTS

Desperately seeking fixed income returns?
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Brij Khurana highlights some credit sectors where fixed income investors might turn for attractive return opportunities in today’s environment.
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October 2021
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Countering climate risks through collaboration
Global Industry Analyst Alan Hsu and Dr. Philip Duffy of Woodwell Climate Research Center discuss the importance of close cooperation between investors and climate scientists when addressing climate action.
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October 2021
Countering climate risks through collaboration
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Fed Chair Powell outlines taper timeline
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Jeremy Forster highlights key takeaways from, and investment implications of, the Fed's September meeting and press conference.
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September 2021
Fed Chair Powell outlines taper timeline
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Five reasons to think US inflation has staying power
After a lengthy absence, inflation has finally returned to the US, but for how long depends on who you ask. Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Brik Khurana offers his view on why US inflation may prove to be more enduring than many observers think.
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September 2021
Five reasons to think US inflation has staying power
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Chinese government bonds: how do they measure up in a multi-asset framework?
As China's bond market continues to grow in size and liquidity, we consider the potential role the country's government bonds can play in diversifying a broader sovereign portfolio, improving yields and offsetting equity risk.
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August 2021
Chinese government bonds: how do they measure up in a multi-asset framework?
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Investing amid the great inflation debate
The global economy is recovering and supporting the performance of risk assets, but rising inflation is a bogeyman now. Global Investment Strategist Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson and Investment Strategy Analyst Daniel Cook offer thoughts on how investors might navigate this mixed picture.
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August 2021
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ECB’s new framework: a stark contrast with the Fed
The strategic review of eurozone monetary policy ushered in a more hawkish regimen than the US Federal Reserve’s. But the most important changes may have been to its climate change disclosure requirements.
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August 2021
ECB's new framework: a stark contrast with the Fed
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Mid-2021 Investment Outlook
As you look ahead to the second half of 2021, thought leaders from across our investment platform share their views on pressing questions.
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August 2021
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All figures are for the Wellington Management Group of companies as at 30 June 2021.

Past performance is no guarantee of future performance and can be misleading. Funds returns are shown net of fees.
Source: Wellington Management

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