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Core Fixed Income

Our Core Fixed Income strategy seeks to achieve returns in excess of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index with roughly the same risk profile. Interest rate sensitivity is controlled to a targeted range of +/- 15% of the benchmark. This fully invested strategy (usually less than 5% cash), will hold a broad diversification of securities to control overall risk.

The Core investment process consists of monitoring yields across fixed income sectors, analyzing credit risk (quality upgrades/downgrades) for corporates/mortgages/asset-backed and prepayment risk for mortgages/asset-backed securities. Investments are increased in those areas with the most attractive yields and spreads relative to our appraisal of risk.

Our research team performs extensive bottom-up research on companies and industries focusing on qualitative factors such as restructuring, management strength, shareholder orientation, and the ability to capitalize on improving industry fundamentals.


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NWQ Investment Management Company, LLC

2049 Century Park East, Suite 1600 Los Angeles, CA, 90067

(310) 712-4000
(310) 712-4100 (fax)