As an asset manager owned by one of the UK’s largest insurers, we have a vast amount of experience in fixed income. This ranges from developed and emerging market bonds, to investment grade and high yield.
Our heritage predisposes us to managing risk and focusing on downside protection. As well as offering pooled solutions, we offer bespoke solutions to cater to complex and sophisticated institutional and wholesale client needs.
Strategies in focus
Emerging market debt
A range of emerging market debt strategies that invest across hard and local currency markets.
A range of strategies that aim to capture the full potential of high yield bond markets while protecting to the downside.
Climate Transition Credit
A strategy seeking long-term, consistent excess returns and positive climate outcomes.
Hitting the yield sweet spot: Opportunities in short-duration credit
With the interest-rate cycle turning sharply, we explain why cash and fixed income investors may wish to consider the tactical and strategic attractions of short-duration credit.
A decade on: Lessons for short-duration global high-yield bond investors
To mark the ten-year anniversary of the Aviva Investors Short Duration Global High Yield Bond Strategy, Sunita Kara and Josh Panton explain why the asset class could be a solution for fixed-income investors in a fast-changing market.
Use your influence: Overcoming the challenges of sovereign engagement
We explore the challenges and opportunities for investors engaging with sovereign debt issuers.
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Fixed income views
European money market fund reform: Preparing for change
15 Sep. 2022
European regulators are set to introduce significant reforms to money market funds. Investors need to be ready, says Alastair Sewell.
EM corporate debt: Resilience in turbulent times
23 Aug. 2022
Emerging markets have been hit by stern economic challenges in 2022. But many companies are proving resilient thanks to strong fundamentals, as our emerging market corporate debt team explain.
Zero-COVID: China’s costly policy error
10 Aug. 2022
Beijing’s ideological battle to stamp out COVID-19 appears increasingly misguided as the rest of the world learns to live with the virus. But the impact of China’s approach will be felt far beyond its borders.
What does the data say? Are we close to 1970’s-style stagflation?
29 Jul. 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at whether the global economy is heading towards stagflation.
Convertible bonds: Five questions with David Clott
19 Jul. 2022
In the first of a new series, David Clott assesses the key recent developments in the convertible bond market and outlines why this could be an attractive entry point into the asset class with Rico Pedrett.
Bumpy ride set to continue for credit investors
18 Jul. 2022
The co-managers of the Aviva Investors Strategic Bond strategy give their views on the outlook for credit markets following the worst first-half in at least 40 years.
The AIQ Podcast: Taking stock of nature risk
15 Jul. 2022
The idea that human actions are bringing natural systems close to breakdown, threatening livelihoods and financial stability, is making asset managers think harder about nature risk and the environmental dependencies in investee companies.
EMD: On the bread line
6 Jul. 2022
Russia’s war in Ukraine has contributed to soaring food prices, supercharging global inflation. Poorer countries will likely be hardest hit, adding to the risk of social unrest. With public finances and incomes already under strain, emerging-market debt investors should be on high alert.
Inflation, volatility and default risk: The outlook for high yield
13 Jun. 2022
The co-heads of our global high yield team explain how the asset class is standing up to current headwinds.
Conflict, commodities and China: The outlook for EMD
13 May 2022
Aaron Grehan and Nafez Zouk from our emerging market debt team explain how the asset class is standing up to some significant headwinds.
Game over for Zambia? A test case for debt restructuring
12 Apr. 2022
The economic fallout from the pandemic has left several poorer nations struggling to repay debt. China, the biggest single creditor to many, could carry considerable clout in negotiations. Zambia will prove an early test case, argues Carmen Altenkirch.
What does the data say? Credit in focus
31 Mar. 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at key trends in the credit market.
Now for the hard part…..The challenge of delivering net zero
29 Mar. 2022
More than one fifth of the world’s largest listed companies have committed to net-zero targets, but few have detailed roadmaps to get there. Mirza Baig considers the challenges for investors managing transition pathways.
No time for heroes: How portfolio construction can help investors navigate unfamiliar economic and market regimes
22 Mar. 2022
We are back in an old, but unfamiliar market regime. In a period where simple playbooks may falter, Jeremy Albers sets out why portfolio construction can make the difference.
Russia-Ukraine update: The ten key questions for EMD investors
18 Mar. 2022
We assess the near and longer-term implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on emerging-market debt.
China, inflation and politics: Three reasons for EM turbulence
24 Feb. 2022
Emerging market assets have underperformed developed market peers over the past decade. While this has led to valuation gaps, selectivity will be critical, argues David Nowakowski.