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Baker Gilmore Short Term Bond

Product Highlights

  • Specialty fixed income manager
  • Fundamental value-oriented approach
  • Rigorous forecasting methodology
  • Leading-edge risk management

Investment Objectives

  • Protect capital from major market fluctuations while maximizing total returns
  • Exceed the performance of the FTSE Canada Short Term Overall Bond Index by 0.50% per year over the cycle

Philosophy & Process

  • Markets regularly deviate from fundamentals
  • Top-down macro forecasting of key factors that drive bond market returns
  • Bottom-up fundamental research focused on accurately determining default risk
  • Opportunity exists when issues with low default risk are attractively valued
  • A value-oriented, long-term theme-driven approach, together with a deep understanding of risk, enables Baker Gilmore to add value while avoiding credit downgrades and defaults

Portfolio Construction & Risk Controls

  • Leading-edge risk and attribution systems
  • Sharp focus on downside protection
  • Strategies chosen to optimize risk/return trade-offs
  • Targeted top-down exposures are achieved through careful security selection
  • Risk management is integral to the investment process and ensures the portfolio is positioned for the highest risk-adjusted expected returns
Quick Facts
Inception Date December 31, 1993
All data as at: Oct 23, 2020
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