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Fixed Income Solutions

 
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Meeting Your Fixed Income Liquidity Needs

How can Northern Trust meet your fixed income needs?

  • A Consultative Approach. We work with you to create a portfolio that seeks risk-efficient and cost-effective market exposure based on your risk and return objectives.
  • Breadth and Depth. We offer a number of funds and separately managed account structures — from cash management to long duration across multiple investment vehicles and currencies— in both active and index strategies.
  • Range of Vehicles. Choosing the right vehicle is critical to your investments' success. Our comprehensive selection process considers tax status, domicile, liquidity, compliance and flexibility.
  • Comprehensive Oversight. Our integrated risk management and compliance oversight process ensures a consistent, efficient and controlled investment processes at every stage of the investment cycle.

Providing you Intelligent Indexing® solutions
Maximising returns while minimising costs and preserving wealth. This is the ultimate goal for most investors. Northern Trust’s Intelligent Indexing process helps investors achieve this goal through a disciplined investment approach focused on minimising tracking error and managing total costs.

You can experience risk-efficient, cost-effective market exposure thanks to our Intelligent Indexing fixed income approach, which features:

  • Knowledgeable sampling
  • Cost-sensitive trading
  • Effective management of index changes

What Makes Intelligent Indexing Different?

  • Portfolio Construction – a thoughtful process of stratified sampling, supported by highly detailed, sector-specific analysis.
  • Diligent Trading – a critical focus on trading costs, especially bid/ask spreads, trade timing, selection of securities among close substitutes and intraday volatility.
  • Thorough Analysis – ongoing analysis of index strategies, reducing performance drag and providing periodic opportunities to add incremental value to portfolios.

Actively Managing Portfolios at Every Stage to Maximise Your Return
Northern Trust takes a consistent approach to active fixed income management, focusing on identifying relative value at the issue and sector level, while closely monitoring and controlling portfolio risk relative to your chosen benchmark. Our emphasis on areas where we believe you will be compensated for moving away from benchmark exposure has resulted in superior risk-adjusted returns.

Proven Investment Philosophy 

  • We use multiple investment strategies, including sector rotation, issue selection, and duration and yield curve management, to focus on total return.
  • Our investment process integrates portfolio management, strategy, research and trading to uncover "relative value."
  • Through our rigorous buy and sell discipline, we seek to add value by underweighting or avoiding problem credits and sectors.

Experience Supported by Research
Our experienced team of portfolio managers is supported by our proprietary credit research, and uses state-of-the-art technology to support quantitative decision-making. Our in-house economic research group conducts extensive fundamental analysis of the domestic and international macroeconomic environments. This research is used to determine value at the sector and security level.

Want to Learn More?
Find out how Northern Trust's fixed income management capabilities can help meet your index objectives.

David Blake

David Blake

Director, International Fixed Income
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David Blake

David Blake

Director, International Fixed Income
 

David Blake is a Senior Vice President and Director of International Fixed Income at Northern Trust in London. David is responsible for the management of international fixed income for Northern Trust. Fund structures under management range from single currency short duration mandates to multicurrency long duration global government bonds – both active and passive.

After graduating in 1999 with a Master of Physics from Lancaster University, David worked for 3 years as a gilt repurchase agreement trader and short duration portfolio manager for HMT UK Debt Management Office.

David joined Northern Trust in 2003 as a Portfolio Manager covering the U.S. dollar and Euro books for securities lending cash re-investment and was appointed Senior Portfolio Manager in 2007.

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Northern Trust Corporation. Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A. Incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Products and services provided by subsidiaries of Northern Trust Corporation may vary in different markets and are offered in accordance with local regulation. For more information, read our legal and regulatory information about individual market offices.

Northern Trust Asset Management comprises Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc. and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.

This material is directed to professional clients only and is not intended for retail clients. For Asia-Pacific markets, it is directed to institutional investors, expert investors and professional investors only and should not be relied upon by retail investors.

Issued by Northern Trust Global Investments Limited.