A comprehensive range of short-term investment solutions
Ostrum Asset Management offers a comprehensive range of short-term investment solutions for professional investors, comprising money-market strategies and short-term bond strategies.
These strategies are designed to optimize yield in return for capital risk, while also addressing two key requirements for short-term investors i.e. keeping volatility low and offsetting portfolios’ exposure to interest rate fluctuations.
Money-market strategies1 boast very low volatility and high liquidity as they involve holding very short-maturity securities.
Short-term bond strategies offer stronger yield than money-market strategies in return for higher volatility.
Short-term bond strategies are designed to offer the best solutions to tackle the challenges facing both corporate treasurers and more long-term investors in the current low interest rate environment. We can single out three types of short-term bond strategies:
- Ultra-low duration strategies
These strategies keep duration close to zero, and aim to keep interest rate risk to a minimum.
- Low-duration strategies
These strategies are based on short-term credit with exposure to interest rates of around 2 years. They generally offer higher yield than euro area sovereign bonds with the same maturity.
- Flexible strategies
It can be useful to have several performance drivers in an environment of increasingly frequent bear markets, volatility spikes and capital losses. A flexible or absolute return approach helps manage duration, unlike a short-maturity investment approach linked to a traditional bond index.
1 Strategies carry a risk of capital loss and are not guaranteed. Investment in this type of strategy is different from investing in deposits, as it is exposed to the risk that invested capital may fluctuate. Strategies do not rely on external support to guarantee liquidity or stabilize the investment’s value.
bn in AuM invested in fixed-income products
specialists in managing fixed-income strategies
Source: Ostrum AM at 06/30/2019
* Ostrum AM was created by the separation of Ostrum AM’s fixed-income and equity investment management operations into a separate subsidiary on October 1, 2018 (registered on the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number 329 450 738, previously Natixis AM).
Strong expertise from a fixed-income investment leader
Highly experienced experts drawing on a wide range of resources
Funds in our short-term solutions range are managed by teams of experts with extensive experience across various market cycles.
Our portfolio management teams have a wide range of resources at their disposal, and a macroeconomic research teams supports them in projecting economic trends and monetary policy developments.
Portfolio managers can also draw on our independent credit research team that provides worldwide coverage of more than 1,000 issuers across Europe, the United States and Asia.
Lastly, a specialized quantitative research team designs and develops proprietary quantitative models and decision-making tools that are used on a daily basis to manage our funds.
Risk management at the heart of our investment processes
Ostrum AM’s portfolio management teams and risk department ensure stringent risk monitoring at all levels.
We have developed tailored systems to measure and steer risk, helping minimize volatility and safeguarding high liquidity in our portfolios.
We are a responsible company and a committed asset manager
As a long-standing key player in money-market portfolio management, our funds boast high assets under management, thereby supporting their liquidity
A range of companies have entrusted us with their treasury management for more than 35 years