Our approach to investment-grade credit
Investment-grade bonds offer the potential benefits of attractive yields and enhanced diversification. Our unique approach to portfolio construction helps capture these benefits and deliver consistent returns relative to the benchmark. We seek to achieve this with lower correlation to credit markets and peers, while still providing downside protection.
We complement our portfolio construction process with high-conviction stock selection. We manage concentrated portfolios of fewer issuers than competitors, drawing on our expertise in fundamental credit analysis. This can lead to excess returns uncorrelated to market beta and low correlation with peers.
Our team and processes are global, allowing us to allocate to the most attractive opportunities, regardless of currency, from issuers around the world. ESG considerations and engagement play a critical role in our stock selection, holding equal importance alongside other risk factors.
Strategies in focus
Our longstanding team of portfolio managers follow a consistent approach across our range of investment-grade capabilities, including our flagship Global Investment Grade and Climate Transition Global Credit strategies.
While we run focussed portfolios with robust integration of ESG risk factors across the range, the Climate Transition Global Credit strategy offers the additional objective to achieve positive climate outcomes to support the transition to a low-carbon world.
Aviva Investors Global Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund
This strategy aims to deliver positive and consistent excess returns through all market cycles, irrespective of, and uncorrelated to, the behaviour of credit spreads by investing mainly in global investment grade corporate bonds.
Aviva Investors Climate Transition Global Credit Fund
This strategy lends to investment grade companies globally that are either providing solutions to climate change or orientating their business models to a low-carbon economy, while avoiding the most carbon intense fossil fuel based companies.
For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.
Fixed income views
Explore our fixed income range
A range of strategies that aim to capture the full potential of high yield bond markets while protecting to the downside.
Emerging market debt
A range of emerging market debt strategies that invest across hard and local currency markets.
A range of strategies offering the potential for uncorrelated returns, portfolio diversification and low volatility in either a long-only or absolute return context.
A strategy that aims to enhance returns on cash by investing in short-maturity, highly rated fixed-income securities where T+0 liquidity is deemed unnecessary.
Climate Transition Credit
A strategy seeking long-term, consistent excess returns and positive climate outcomes.