Why Choose This Strategy?

  • To outperform the benchmark while maintaining moderate volatility
  • As an actively managed, benchmark-aware fixed income allocation

Investment Strategy

  • Portfolio managers seek to identify the best opportunities using Loomis in-house research, emphasizing bottom up security selection combined with top down macro analysis
  • Investment ideas are evaluated on a potential return versus contribution to portfolio risk basis, emphasizing diversification
  • Risk is managed on an overall portfolio basis, and kept within defined ranges to capitalize on potential market opportunities
  • Duration is typically managed within a close range to the index. Duration bands are +/- 2 years, but typically it is managed closer
  • Investment flexibility offers access to a broad range of fixed income markets, including below investment grade securities
  • Strategy holdings are typically between 50-90 individual securities, and also utilizes no-fee funds for access to higher minimum securities and provide additional diversification



Seeks to outperform the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index while maintaining a benchmark-aware risk return objective

Inception Date



Loomis, Sayles & Company

  Joined the Firm Began Investment Career
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Christopher T. Harms

Full Bio

2010 1981
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Clifton V. Rowe, CFA®

Full Bio

1992 1992
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Daniel Conklin, CFA®

Vice President and Portfolio Manager

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2012 2010


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