Core Fixed Income
This strategy may be beneficial for investors seeking a high quality fixed income solution that primarily focuses on maximizing total return. Producing high levels of income is an important secondary objective of this strategy. The portfolio maintains a high credit quality and primarily invests in U.S. government, agency, and corporate obligations. All holdings are investment-grade at purchase. The strategy may invest in debt securities of any maturity, though the portfolio tends to maintain an intermediate-term weighted average duration.
An Overview of Our Core Fixed Income Approach
Regarding our domestic fixed income strategies, we believe that superior long-term returns are produced by minimizing price volatility while maximizing internal cash flows, such as coupon income. Therefore, for these three products, we strive to create a portfolio that provides relatively high yield, while assuming minimal risk.
The Roosevelt Core Fixed Income strategy is available as a separate account through Roosevelt and at various broker/dealer and financial intermediary firms.
All investments carry a degree of risk, including the loss of principal. Investing in the bond market is subject to certain risks including market, interest-rate, issuer, credit, and inflation risk. Obligations of U.S. Government Agencies and authorities are supported by varying degrees but are generally not backed by the full faith of the U.S. Government; portfolios that invest in such securities are not guaranteed and will fluctuate in value. Mortgage and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and while generally backed by a government, government-agency or private guarantor there is no assurance that the guarantor will meet its obligations. The credit quality of a particular security or group of securities does not ensure the stability or safety of the overall portfolio.
The value of most fixed income securities are impacted by changes in interest rates. Fixed income securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive and more volatile than securities with shorter durations; bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise.
Average Quality: The weighted average of the credit quality ratings for the securities in a portfolio. Credit quality is defined as a measure of the chances that a bond issuer will default on its obligations. Credit quality is determined by credit rating agencies that provide bond ratings and may change these ratings at their discretion. These bond ratings form a scale – the lower the rating, the higher the probability of default, as perceived by the rating agency.
Duration: Measure of a bond’s price sensitivity to a change in interest rates.