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Specialist in Asia Pacific, Japan, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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Stewart Investors manage investment portfolios on behalf of our clients over the long term and have held shares in some companies for over 20 years. They launched their first investment strategy in 1988.

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Global Fixed Income – fund names are changing

Since 1989, we have managed funds under the Colonial First State brand. Fund names are changing to reflect our new name, First Sentier Investors.

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Investment experts across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the US collaborating through our fixed income proprietary platform, the Investment Opinion Network (ION)

Achieve deeper diversification in the most defensive part of a portfolio

With over 50 investment experts located globally, our analysts are free to select the most compelling investment ideas across global fixed income markets. We cover a broad spectrum of investment grade and high yield sovereign and corporate bonds in developed and emerging markets. This enables portfolio managers to construct diverse, efficient portfolios that are better able to meet clients' investment objectives. 

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Asset classes

  • Sovereign bonds
  • Corporate bonds
  • Inflation linked bonds
  • Asset backed securities 
  • High grade bonds
  • High yield
  • Developed markets
  • Emerging markets
  • Hard currency and local currency 

Investment styles

  • Benchmark aware
  • Unconstrained 
  • Objective based
  • Buy and maintain
  • Total return
  • Absolute return 

As well as managing established funds, we have a proven ability to manage bespoke, segregated mandates that are tailored according to client's individual requirements 

Why invest in global fixed income with First Sentier Investors?

  • Gain exposure to unconstrained, diverse sources of fixed income returns.

  • Quality control and measurement throughout the investment process offers the potential for long term, repeatable investment performance. 

  • Independent research and portfolio construction to ensure investment ideas match our client objectives. 

  • Investment experts across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the US collaborating through our fixed income proprietary platform, the Investment Opinion Network (ION). 

  • Our in-house research - and company engagement - remains the most important source of reference when integrating ESG considerations into our investment process. 

  • Capturing the trend through the noise: Effective risk management allows nimble movement across a variety of market conditions - we try to capture long-term structural shifts and secular movements, but do not ignore short-term or technical factors. 

  • We seek to deliver long-term excess returns, but have an over-arching emphasis on protecting capital. 

The power of active management

By ensuring that portfolios are built in a balanced and diversified manner - where no individual risk position or view has the ability to dominate the return profile - we increase the likelihood of delivering on stated portfolio objectives. This aims to provide investors with better risk adjusted returns over time. 

Actively managed portfolios can benefit from exposure across a wide range of fixed income-related investment opportunities, including: 

Duration

Portfolios can be positioned to benefit from anticipated directional movements in bond yields. Changes in economic conditions and interest rate expectations typically affect bond yields - our in-house research is therefore focused on economic indicators and the identification of trends. 

Curve

We can position portfolios to benefit from anticipated movements in the shape of bond yield curves, both within developed and emerging markets. Yield curves rarely remain static for long and movements provide opportunities for active managers to exploit. 

Inflation

Evolving inflationary pressures affect inflation-liked bonds. We are able to implement active positions in this area of the market to benefit from anticipated trends. 

Credit

We are able to gain selective exposure to issuers, whose bonds provide higher yields than comparable government securities or have better risk characteristics. 

Country spreads

Some of our portfolios are able to benefit from movements in global government bond markets relative to one another. 

Currency

Beyond yield factors, growth expectations and macro economic dynamics can be reflected in the relationship between different currencies. 

Different strategies combine all or a number of these components depending on the risk return appetite of our professional clients. 

Responsible Investment

Our corporate RI strategy is based upon three strategic pillars of quality, stewardship and engagement.

The Global Fixed Income team defines Responsible Investment as an investment process that considers environmental, social and governance indicators alongside traditional indicators of financial performance. Importantly, our process does not implement ethical screens. We consider ESG factors relative to their potential impact on financial performance.

Learn more about the Global Fixed Income team's approach to Responsible Investment

Meet the Investment team

Kenneth Bowling

Head of Portfolio Management

Mike Arnold

Co-Lead, Credit Research

Craig Morabito

Senior Portfolio Manager

Rhys Foulkes

Senior Credit Analyst

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