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Our conservative management approach aims to preserve and protect your investment, and is reinforced by State Street Global Advisors’ dedicated credit research team, one of the largest and most experienced in the industry.
As one of the world’s dominant players in the global bond, cash and repurchase agreement markets, we have unique insights into market liquidity and positioning across fixed income asset classes. As markets restructure, and liquidity is increasingly challenged:
Our portfolio managers have deep visibility into liquidity trends, helping them to build more robust portfolios
We use the strength and scale of our relationships with trading counterparties to continuously help improve access to liquidity
The investment philosophy of the State Street Floating Rate Fund is based on two objectives that guide our active portfolio management approach:
Preservation of Principal: We create a diversified portfolio that is of high credit quality and low duration with the aim of capital preservation.
Liquidity: We construct a portfolio that invests in the most liquid Floating Rate Notes issued in Australia. We access primary and secondary markets to accommodate cash flows and provide daily liquidity.
We believe these two fundamentals work together to provide an attractive enhanced cash return. The investment process is underpinned by our experienced global credit research team who use a broad range of tools to conduct fundamental credit research.
The Australia-based portfolio managers are responsible for the investment strategy and portfolio construction. The portfolio managers make relative value trading decisions and evaluate the size of investments relative to market liquidity to minimise market impact. This allows the Fund to add value in a conservative manner whilst managing the risks.
Meet the Team
Simon Mullumby, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager, Sydney
Portfolio Manager, Sydney
Attilio (AJ) Qualtieri
Senior Analyst, Global Credit Researcher Team, Boston
For more than 30 years, research and innovation have been at the core of our efforts to deliver outperformance for our clients.
Contact your State Street Global Advisors relationship manager, or email us to learn how to invest in Fixed Income.
1 As of 31 March 2020. Source: State Street Global Advisors.
Bonds generally present less short-term risk and volatility than stocks, but contain interest rate risk (as interest rates raise, bond prices usually fall); issuer default risk; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk. These effects are usually pronounced for longer-term securities. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to a substantial gain or loss. This information should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any security.
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