Seeking income in excess of money market funds
We believe that a value-oriented, total return, risk-managed approach to fixed income investing should produce competitive long-term performance. We integrate top-down views and risk management with a bottom-up valuation process. Within the ultra-short duration universe, we believe in a high quality, multi-sector approach that invests in three distinct, diversified pools of risk.


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Notation - October 2019
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Why now?

  • Rising interest rates: ultrashort bonds can help investors manage risk in a rising rate environment. We take minimal rate risk with a target 0.25 duration1  
  • Low yield environment: compelling yield opportunity
  • Significant floating rate exposure may help manage risk in the rising rate environment

Why this Fund?

  • Seeks higher yield: by taking highly diversified credit risk, with minimal interest rate risk
  • Multiple levels of risk diversification2: does not take concentrated positions in any single sector to help diversify risk
  • High-quality portfolio: the minimum rating of A-, and at least 80% in investment grade securities1
  • Has offered higher returns and Sharpe ratios than investment grade-only peer group average, with similar volatility.3
  • Diversification across many different U.S. dollar fixed income classes, sectors and credit ratings, which may allow for higher potential returns, but also seek to manage risk.²
  • Potential higher returns through the use of three separate risk pools: Liquidity, Intermediate, and Core Layers, the latter offering the ability to invest in less liquid but higher-yielding securities.

Why Amundi?

  • Experienced fixed income team
  • Our portfolio management team constantly monitor opportunities across different sectors and securities, taking full advantage of the firm’s extensive research capabilities.
  • The portfolio draws from a highly experienced investment team. The Portfolio Managers have an average of 11 years with the company.

Source: Amundi as of 31 December 2017. Past performance does not prejudge future results, nor is it a guarantee of future returns.
1PLEASE NOTE: The Internal Guidelines referenced do not necessarily represent prospectus/statutory limitations. These internal guidelines are used as guidance in the daily management of the Portfolio’s investments. These guidelines are subject to change and should not be relied upon as a long term view of the Portfolio’s exposures, limitations, and/or risks.
²Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss.
3A USD share versus Morningstar category EEA OE USD Diversified Bond – Short Term universe average over 3 and 5 year time periods

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