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DUCENTA SQUARED STRATEGIES

Proven Investment Strategies

At Ducenta Squared Asset Management, we offer traditional, alternative, and customizable fixed income solutions across the maturity range and capital structure to meet the varied objectives of our institutional and high net worth clients globally.

CORE STRATEGY

IG Fixed Income

The Core Strategy is a long-only investment grade fixed income strategy benchmarked against a broad market index such as the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index. The strategy invests in securities assigned ratings within the first four rating tiers (all investment grade) with no maturity restrictions. Typical investments can include but are not limited to US treasury and agency securities, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, commercial-mortgage backed securities, preferred, and money-market instruments. The strategy seeks to add consistent excess returns over a full market cycle by capturing relative value between fixed income sectors, security selection, and duration management.  The team employs a disciplined risk management process at all times.
* Strategy available for both institutional and high net worth clients
** Customization of sectors, ratings, maturity, and SRI screening available

CORE PLUS STRATEGY

Fixed Income

The Core Plus Strategy is a long-only strategy invested in fixed income securities, including high yield, and is benchmarked against a broad market index such as the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index. The strategy invests in securities across the ratings spectrum, investment grade and high yield, with no maturity restrictions. Typical investments can include but are not limited to US treasury and agency securities, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, commercial-mortgage backed securities, preferred, and money-market instruments.  The strategy may also invest in leveraged loans and in non-dollar denominated securities. The strategy seeks to add consistent excess returns over a full market cycle by capturing relative value between fixed income sectors, security selection, and duration management.  The team employs a disciplined risk management process at all times.
* Strategy available for both institutional and high net worth clients. 
** Customization of sectors, ratings, maturity, and SRI screening available

Corporate Bonds

The High Yield Strategy is a long-only strategy that invests primarily in below investment grade corporate bonds (and leveraged loans where applicable) and is benchmarked against a BB/B High Yield Index.  The high yield strategy primarily utilizes the higher quality tiers (BB and B) of the investment universe in an attempt to maximize returns in rising markets while preserving client principal in down markets.  Certain client portfolios may also invest in split-rated B/CCC credits opportunistically. Tactical allocations into higher quality securities are employed during periods of stress in the credit cycle or when valuations no longer compensate appropriately for market risks. The strategy seeks to add consistent excess returns over a full market cycle by combining a methodical top-down economic analysis that establishes the credit quality of the portfolio and industry positioning with rigorous bottom-up security selection. 

The team employs a disciplined risk management process at all times.
* Strategy available for both institutional and high net worth clients
** Customization of sectors, ratings, maturity, and SRI screening available

HIGH YIELD STRATEGY