As fixed-income investors ride today's volatile markets, they often ask us how they can wrest maximum return from a low interest-rate environment, where we see the next wave of trouble brewing and whether they are assessing their exposures correctly. These are great questions, and they all have one thing in common: concerns about risk.
So we’re asking in turn, What does risk mean to you? We don’t expect a tidy answer. This is the beginning of a series of conversations—dialogues between our clients and ourselves—that can help guide investors to better investment outcomes in the long run. In fact, we think these conversations are critical because:
- Your fixed-income portfolio plays an important role in your overall strategy.
- The sometimes offsetting, sometimes multiplicative risks within fixed income are extremely complex.
- The challenges you face may require specialized solutions.
- Managing fixed income is all about managing risk.
We’re putting our research to the task: answering investors’ questions; building portfolios that deploy sophisticated risk-management tools and processes; and developing innovative products that address some of the biggest challenges facing our clients today.
By helping our clients better navigate the risks they face, we seek to help them exploit the fixed-income markets successfully.