Global Fixed Interest

Capability

Global fixed interest is a core component of institutional investors’ portfolios, providing an important source of capital stability, income, liquidity and diversification. We have a deep fixed-income heritage with a full spectrum of capabilities that range from cash enhanced to Australian Fixed Interest to Inflation Plus and absolute return strategies.

Our investment approach is multi-faceted capturing:

  •  Fundamentals (GDP, inflation, interest rates)
  •  Technicals (momentum, market positioning)
  •  Transitories (political risks, central bank rhetoric and policy direction).

Our unique Scorecard is the discipline in this process, synthesising all the research into a clear and transparent report that translates directly into portfolio construction. When the outcome dictates, we will disconnect from the benchmark and manage interest rate, credit and inflation levers independently, while always mindful of the market.

 

Solutions

Clients can access our investment capabilities through segregated mandates as well as a range of pooled products.

  • QIC GFI Alpha Fund

This absolute return fund is aligned with institutional clients’ growing demand for investments founded on insightful research and backed by manager conviction rather than market consensus. A skilled and experienced team identifies long and short global opportunities to achieve positive returns regardless of the direction of interest rates.

  • QIC GFI Inflation Plus Fund

This fund is designed to deliver CPI plus outcomes with less volatility than traditional inflation-linked benchmarks. Exposure to interest rate and inflation is managed through the economic cycle to take advantage of changing opportunities while meeting risk and return objectives.

  • QIC Bond Plus

This fund aims to deliver cash-plus outcomes with less volatility than traditional Australian fixed-interest funds. Interest rates, credit and inflation exposures are managed without being tied to a benchmark. Highly liquid, the fund provides a defensive option that is not reliant on a singular strategy.

  • QIC Australian Fixed-Income Fund.

A fund that is actively managed to lift returns and minimise risk. Investments are mainly Australian securities although it may include up to 50 per cent of international securities.

  • QIC Cash-Enhanced Fund

A low risk, actively managed liquid cash investment which aims to outperform the UBS Bank Bill Index. Returns are pursued from the broadest set of interest and credit sources.

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