Taking an Alternative Approach to Income

Loomis Sayles Strategic Alpha portfolio manager discusses how a flexible fixed income approach can act as a diversifier.

How a flexible, absolute return fixed income approach can act as a diversifier is discussed by Loomis Sayles Strategic Alpha portfolio manager Matt Eagan.


  • Non-traditional absolute return approach provides greater flexibility to pursue uncorrelated opportunities and manage volatility in today’s markets.
  • Diversifying away from core fixed income strategies may be desirable in a rising interest rate environment.
  • Loomis Sayles Strategic Alpha team is currently looking to minimize portfolio risk by pulling back on credit spread allocation and duration.
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