Strategic Fixed Income

Our strategies emphasize yield...

while keeping duration neutral to the benchmark, which we believes can produce consistent, predictable returns over time. Customization in client portfolios and effective risk management enable us to offer a differentiated approach.

Our specialists and strategies are:

EXPERIENCED

Our management team comprises dedicated sector specialists who have worked together, through varied market cycles, for more than 15 years.

CONSISTENT

We use a repeatable, time-tested process to capture incremental returns while maintaining a neutral duration posture to minimize risk.

FLEXIBLE

Constructing portfolios according to each client's guidelines offers flexibility and customization.

DEDICATED

Seasoned analysts bring sector expertise developed by maintaining coverage throughout cycles and economic events.

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“Through time-tested strategies, we seek to capture the majority of available incremental investment returns while maintaining a neutral duration posture to minimize risk. Our approach capitalizes on in-depth research and yield curve analysis to determine the most efficient portfolio structure.”

Peter Hegel, senior managing director, Strategic Fixed Income

Solutions


    Invests in:

    • U.S. Government and corporate bonds

    • Residential and commercial mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities

    Duration:  +/- 5% of the Benchmark

    Average credit quality: High

    Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Capital US Aggregate Index

    Portfolio Managers: Peter Hegel, Ryan Johnson, Chris Langs

    Inception Date: 12.31.1999

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    Invests primarily in: Investment grade corporate bonds

    Duration: +/-5% of the Benchmark

    Average credit quality: High

    Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Capital US Credit Index

    Portfolio Managers: Peter Hegel, Ryan Johnson, Chris Langs

    Inception Date: 3.31.2012

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    Invests primarily in:

    • U.S. Government bonds
    • Corporate investment grade fixed income securities,

    Duration: +/- 5% of the Benchmark

    Average credit quality: High

    Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Capital U.S. Government/Credit Index

    Portfolio Managers: Peter Hegel, Ryan Johnson, Chris Langs

    Inception Date: 9.30.2000

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    Invests primarily in:

    • US Government and corporate investment grade fixed income securities with maturities between 1 -10 years

    Duration: +/- 5% of the Benchmark

    Average credit quality: High

    Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Capital Intermediate U.S. Government/Credit Index

    Portfolio Managers: Peter Hegel, Ryan Johnson, Chris Langs

    Inception Date: 8.31.2011

    Given statutory guidelines for Illinois Police and Fire accounts, this strategy does not include any ABS, CMBS or CMO securities.

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    Invests in:  A diversified portfolio of US Government and corporate bonds, residential and commercial mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities

    Maturities: 1-10 years, adjusted duration in line with benchmark

    Duration: +/- 5% of the Benchmark

    Credit quality:  High 

    Benchmark:  Bloomberg Barclays Capital Intermediate Aggregate Index

    Portfolio Managers: Peter Hegel, Ryan Johnson, Chris Langs

    Inception:  11.31.2011

    STRATEGY OVERVIEW


    Invests in:  A diversified portfolio of U.S. Government and corporate investment grade fixed income securities

    Maturities: 1-10 years, adjusted duration in line with benchmark

    Duration: +/- 5% of the Benchmark

    Credit quality:  High

    Benchmark:  Bloomberg Barclays Capital Intermediate U.S. Government/Credit Index

    Portfolio Managers: Peter Hegel, Ryan Johnson, Chris Langs

    Inception:  12.31.1994

    STRATEGY OVERVIEW


    Key features:  Services and solutions customized to match invested assets with projected liabilities while striving to maximize returns and resulting surplus of assets.

    Inception Date: 4.30.2015

    STRATEGY OVERVIEW


    Invests in:  A diversified portfolio of U.S. Government and corporate investment grade fixed income securities

    Maturities: 1-10 years, adjusted duration in line with benchmark

    Duration: +/- 5% of the Benchmark

    Credit quality:  High

    Benchmark:  Bloomberg Barclays Capital Intermediate U.S. Government/Credit Index

    Portfolio Managers: Peter Hegel, Ryan Johnson, Chris Langs

    Inception:  3.31.2005

    The key features of the Short Term strategy include a portfolio primarily invested in U.S. Government and corporate investment grade fixed income securities with maturities between 1 and 3 years, adjusted duration in line with benchmark Bloomberg Barclays Capital 1-3 Year Government/Credit Index and high average credit quality.

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    Peter W. Hegel

    Senior Managing Director | Fixed Income Management

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    Ryan D. Johnson

    Managing Director | Fixed Income Management

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    Christopher C. Langs, CFA

    Managing Director | Fixed Income Management

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