Conventional long-only or passive-investing fixed income strategies, attractive to investors due to their cost effectiveness, required proper scrutiny to determine the real risk and return characteristics they offered, according to a global manager servicing the asset class.

“There is so much literature about passive investing and how attractive it is because of the low fees, but what it doesn’t talk about much in the fixed income space is how nasty a profile you get for just taking on what effectively is durational risk.”

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