Using a holistic investment approach, our dedicated local fixed income investment team is fully integrated into an extensive global fixed income platform and a places a strong emphasis on portfolio construction and risk. Our investment objective is to outperform the FTSE TMX Canadian Bond Universe on both a relative and risk-adjusted basis over a full market cycle.
We aim to provide enhanced and consistent long-term returns that are less reliant on market directionality with lower volatility and improved downside protection. We believe there are three key areas of focus that are essential in delivering a resilient fixed income solution: Commitment, Creativity and Construction.
Firm-wide commitment in providing resilient fixed income solutions.
Our Toronto-based team is an integral part of the Aviva Investors global investment team and actively engages in contributing to a diverse range of investment themes and idea generation. Our insurance pedigree makes us natural fixed income investors with a focus on risk allocation and outcomes.
An ideas-driven, unconstrained approach bringing together our full global investment capabilities across a broad range of disciplines.
Our innovative research approach incorporates comprehensive capital structure coverage and a valuation-based investment framework based on macro-economic factors, fundamentals, valuation and thematics (MFVT). ESG principles are integrated elements in our investment recommendations, where appropriate.
Elevating portfolio construction and risk management to the same importance as idea generation
Our Toronto-based portfolio managers oversee the holistic portfolio construction process, integrating the highest-conviction ideas in a benchmark-aware manner. Optimization helps build conviction on portfolio themes over multiple scenarios, and stress testing helps limit downside risks when our central scenario is challenged.
Fixed income investments have a reputation for safety but are not without risks. The risks below are illustrative. Other risks also exist. For further information, please contact our investment team.
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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 whilst protecting downside risk.