Nikko Asset Management Australia, a Nikko AM group company with offices in Australia, manages the Australian Fixed Income strategy. The strategy aims to achieve outperformance, with a strong focus on diversifying the portfolio's sources for value-adding activities to achieve lower portfolio risk.
- Active, opportunistic and disciplined investment style
- AA- average weighted credit rating
- Top-down fundamental value-adding process is merged with a bottom-up quantitative portfolio construction and credit process
- 70-100 securities
The investment philosophy is based on identifying pricing anomalies through a unique combination of fundamental economic analysis and in-depth valuations. Inherent in this philosophy is the belief that markets are often incorrect in forecasting short- and medium-term influences and conditions.
Rather than one single approach, the investment team uses multiple strategies such as duration, curve positioning, sector rotation and credit; this allows them to take advantage of opportunities in all parts of the fixed income market, across a range of market conditions. Some of the following market parameters are regularly considered as inputs to the portfolio construction process.
- Implied forward rate of overnight cash
- Level of absolute yields
- Technical factors
- Break even analysis
- Cheap/expensive analysis
The degree to which any one area of input is weighted for consideration is dependent on the prevailing market conditions.