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US mortgage strategy
A portfolio of high-quality mortgage– and asset-backed securities
A well-defined investment process that seeks to build a diversified portfolio with attractive yield/convexity characteristics
Managed by an experienced portfolio management team based in New York
We believe the US agency mortgage-backed security (MBS) market exhibits inefficiencies. We seek to exploit them by focusing on security selection and the characteristics that drive prepayment differentials: refinancing, relocation, defaults etc.
We think duration is a low-information-ratio trade, and therefore endeavour to keep duration times close to the benchmark in each case.
Risk control is also paramount: risk management and performance attribution serve as important feedback mechanisms
Our US Mortgage strategy follows a disciplined three-step process:
Portfolio construction: combine top-down and bottom-up views to build a strong foundation of holdings with attractive yield/convexity profiles relative to the benchmark
Tactical positioning: take advantage of relative value opportunities and off-benchmark positions
Security selection: scrutinise underlying collateral of MBS pools using proprietary tools
Team and resources
Our US Mortgage team is based in New York. John Carey, who has more than 28 years of industry experience, leads the team.
The team consists of portfolio managers with expertise across different sectors of the US mortgage market including collateralised mortgage obligations (CMOs), non-agency MBS and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). They benefit from access to our global trading and risk management platform, Sustainability Centre, Quantitative Research Group and Macro Research team.
Investments are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in investments in securities. The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. There is no guarantee that the performance objective will be achieved.
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This material may contain “forward-looking” information that is not purely historical in nature. Such information may include, among other things, projections, forecasts, and estimates of yields or returns. No representation is made that any performance presented will be achieved by any funds, or that every assumption made in achieving, calculating or presenting either the forward-looking information or any historical performance information herein has been considered or stated in preparing this material. Any changes to assumptions that may have been made in preparing this material could have a material impact on the investment returns that are presented herein. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.
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BNP Paribas Asset Management seeks to integrate environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors into all of our portfolios as a means to mitigate certain short, medium and long-term financial risks, identify better long-term investments, and encourage more responsible corporate behavior. We will never subordinate our client’s interests to unrelated objectives. Certain issuers and industries are excluded from our actively managed portfolios based upon our view of their ESG performance and risk profile. As a result, we may pass up certain opportunities when these excluded issuers or industries are in favor. Due to significant gaps in disclosure regimes around the world, we may need to rely upon voluntary disclosures by issuers, which are often not audited. We therefore may not have consistent access to complete, accurate or comparable information about the ESG performance of our holdings. Please consult the applicable offering document for more information about the specific ESG strategy employed by each investment strategy since a given strategy may not have specific ESG guidelines, and investments are not limited to securities that are ESG compatible.