Investment management - Fixed income

Fixed income securities allow investors to match the profile of their assets to liabilities, secure low risk returns and diversify their portfolios.

We have a long history of providing fixed income advisory and dealing services to a range of institutional and private clients. This business goes back to the 19th century and is rooted in our historic business with governments, local authorities and international banks.

The business has survived and flourished in changing markets. Our fixed income team has a wealth of experience and expertise in helping portfolio managers make informed assessments of interest rate, duration and credit risk in bond products across various currencies.

The team works closely with our in-house investment strategists to devise investment ideas for clients and produces regular thematic research on issues of key market interest. Given the contraction in market liquidity in fixed income in recent years, the range of our counterparties and market contacts has become particularly important in recent years. This enables clients to achieve favourable dealing outcomes in difficult fixed income markets.

 

Meeting your needs

Independent

You will have access to independent advice and execution across the full spectrum of bond products in all currencies in all major international markets, as well as less liquid bond markets. As we do not take positions or make markets you can be assured that we will be acting in your best interests.

Personal

Taking time to get to know you and your situation is at the heart of what we do. You will get a personal service tailored to your specific needs from a proactive team who will highlight issues and opportunities as they arise.

Experienced

You will be working with a team that has accumulated a wealth of experience from a variety of backgrounds in sales, trading, fund management and international markets. Our longstanding clients include the private banking community, insurance companies, hedge funds, pension funds, investment management groups and mutual funds.

Efficient

You will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing our settlements team works closely with our dealing desk so that your trades are settled quickly and efficiently all in one place rather than being outsourced.

Connected

Our market contacts have been carefully cultivated over many years, bringing you the benefit of competitive pricing and efficient execution.

Foreign Exchange

You’ll get a fully comprehensive foreign service from our fixed income desk’s dedicated foreign exchange dealer, meaning you can get settlement in the currency of your choice at highly competitive rates.

 

How we can help

  • Investment grade Eurobonds: Multi-currency coverage of AAA–BBB issues, from benchmark globals to smaller, less liquid issues. We can execute trades for retail and institutional investors alike.
  • Emerging markets: Sovereign and corporate issues in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Government bonds: Global freely traded government bonds market.
  • Subordinated financials: We are active in subordinated financial bonds from all parts of the banking capital structure.
  • Floating rate notes: We can quote on all regular, as well as perpetual, floating rate notes.
  • Sub investment grade: Covering high yield, crossover and distressed markets.
  • Index-linked: All government and corporate index-linked.
  • Convertibles: Access to equity-related products such as the convertible market. 

Contact us

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Anthony Hellman

Partner London +44 (0)20 7131 4837

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