Our total return strategy employs a multi-sector and flexible duration approach that seeks to invest in securities offering the highest risk-adjusted yield and expected total return.
In our separately managed total return accounts, clients own a portfolio of fixed income securities. For these accounts we are able to customize each portfolio based on individual needs such as legacy positions, target maturity date, cash flow or income needs, etc. that may not be met by a mutual fund.
Total Return Composite (as of 6/30/23)
|QTD||YTD||1 YR||3 YR||5 YR||INCEP
|Total Return Composite (gross)||0.00%||2.77%||3.66%||-0.40%||2.12%||2.48%|
|Total Return Composite (net)||-0.11||2.54||3.20||-0.85||1.67||2.02|
|Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index||-0.84||2.09||-0.94||-3.96||0.77||0.86|
We believe the investment grade universe provides a rich, evolving set of opportunities to generate uncorrelated returns through active management. We further believe that passive and relative return fixed income strategies can pose unintended risks and that hedging strategies can be used selectively to insulate investment returns.
Through active duration management, sector allocation and security selection, the Total Return strategy aims to achieve consistent returns in a benchmark-agnostic context in both up and down markets.
Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Rates of return for periods greater than one year are annualized. The information given for this composite is historic and should not be taken as an indication of future performance. Performance returns are presented both before and after the deduction of advisory fees. Account returns are calculated monthly, using a time weighted return method. Account returns reflect the reinvestment of dividends and other income and the deduction of brokerage fees and other commissions, if any, but do not reflect the deduction of certain other expenses such as custodial fees. Monthly composite returns are calculated by weighting account returns by beginning market value. Net returns reflect the deduction of actual advisory fees. Net return calculation:
- Prior to 1/1/2020, the composite net return is calculated using actual advisory fees with the following exception: one member of the composite was a mutual fund portfolio whose fee was partially waived at some point due to an expense limitation agreement. The composite net return shown during this period does not reflect this waiver and is therefore lower than the actual return.
- From 1/1/2020 onward, the composite net return is calculated using actual advisory fees.
- Our fees may vary between accounts due to portfolio size, client type, or other factors.
The Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (Agg) is an unmanaged index which is widely regarded as the standard for measuring U.S. investment grade bond market performance. It includes all non-convertible, fixed-rate debt issues rated investment grade or higher. This index does not incur expenses and is not available for investment. Index returns reflect the reinvestment of interest.
Source for any Bloomberg index is Bloomberg Index Services Limited. BLOOMBERG® is a trademark and service mark of Bloomberg Finance L.P. and its affiliates (collectively “Bloomberg”). Bloomberg owns all proprietary rights in the Bloomberg Indices. Bloomberg does not approve or endorse this material, or guarantees the accuracy or completeness of any information herein, or makes any warranty, express or implied, as to the results to be obtained therefrom and, to the maximum extent allowed by law, neither shall have any liability or responsibility for injury or damages arising in connection therewith.
The fee schedule is as follows: 0.50% per annum. A discounted rate is available for tax-free institutions, eleemosynary accounts and large institutions.
Clients invested in fixed income separately managed accounts are subject to various risks including potential loss of principal, general market risk, default risk, interest rate risk, inflation risk, liquidity risk and small and medium-sized company risk. For a complete discussion of the risks involved, please see our Form ADV Brochure and refer to Item 8.
The Total Return Composite includes all fee-paying separately managed accounts and mutual funds that are predominantly invested in fixed income securities of various maturities and qualities, as well as income-generating equities. Individual account performance will vary from the composite performance due to differences in individual holdings, cash flows, etc.