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Passive Bond Strategies

What’s in the News:

According to research published by Morningstar last week, “it is much harder to get good results from portfolios built with passive ETFs in the fixed-income field than it is in equities”. The study replicated actively managed fixed income funds with portfolios comprised of passive ETF funds over five years. As shown below, 65.48% of fixed income managers outperformed their ETF replication strategy. 


 

Source: Morningstar

What are we thinking?

While fixed income ETFs may be convenient and provide immediate exposure to a sector of the market, they do not do as good of a job replicating the fixed income landscape as ETFs do for equities.  Our actively managed Current Income Portfolio is comprised of short and intermediate term investment grade corporate bonds and liquid preferred securities. Furthermore, CIP is diversified across industries, maturities, and issuers to provide a consistent and sustainable level of income.  



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