Fixed Income Strategies

INVESTMENT GRADE FIXED INCOME AND HIGH YIELD

INVESTMENT GRADE FIXED INCOME

Chartwell’s management philosophy here stresses security selection, preservation of principal, and compounding of the income stream. We focus our research efforts in the corporate sector of the market, because the return potential of any bond tends to be asymmetric. With limited capital appreciation potential, but considerably greater capital loss potential, we target high quality credits with stable-to-improving profiles rather than chasing “cheap” deteriorating credits.

HIGH YIELD

Chartwell’s high yield bond management philosophy also stresses preservation of principal and compounding of the income stream. Unlike many asset classes, the security market line associated with high yield investing over a full market cycle is negatively sloped, with increased risk associated with decreased return.

Our focus is on the higher tiers of the market that offer an attractive yield premium but a sharply lower incidence of credit erosion relative to the market as a whole.

Strategy Facts

SHORT DURATION BB-RATED HIGH YIELD FIXED INCOME
Strategy Inception:
01/01/2006
Benchmark:
ICE Bofa Merrill Lynch 1-3 Yr. BB Index
Investment Options:
Separate Account
Mutual Fund
CIT
CTF
INTERMEDIATE FIXED INCOME
Strategy Inception:
October 1, 1997
Benchmark:
Bloomberg Barclays Inter. Gov/ Credit Index
Investment Options:
Separate Account
CORE FIXED INCOME
Strategy Inception:
January 1, 2004
Benchmark:
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agg. Index
Investment Options:
Separate Account
CORE PLUS FIXED INCOME
Strategy Inception:
July 1, 2005
Benchmark:
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agg. Index
Investment Options:
Separate Account
HIGH YIELD FIXED INCOME
Strategy Inception:
July 1, 2001
Benchmark:
ICE BofAML HY Cash Pay BB-B Index
Investment Options:
Separate Account
SHORT DURATION INVESTMENT GRADE FIXED INCOME
Strategy Inception:
January 1, 2003
Benchmark:
Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Yr. Gov/Credit Index
Investment Options:
Separate Account
STRATEGIC ISSUE HIGH YIELD FIXED INCOME
Strategy Inception:
August 1, 2018
Benchmark:
ICE BofAML HY Cash Pay Index
Investment Options:
Separate Account
SHORT DURATION INVESTMENT GRADE CORPORATE FIXED INCOME
Strategy Inception:
March 1, 2015
Benchmark:
Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Yr. Credit Index
Investment Options:
Separate Account
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  • Separate account minimum is $5 million. For Core Plus, the account minimum is $10 million and SIHY, the account minimum is $25 million. See form ADV2A under Disclosure tab for related fee schedule.

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