Strategy Objective

This strategy is actively managed with principal focus on duration risk, sector weightings, security selection and yield curve positioning.

The objective is to outperform the index, net of fees, over an interest rate cycle.

Allowable Securities

US Treasury securities, US Agency securities, US Agency mortgage backed securities, US Dollar denominated Investment Grade Corporate securities, and asset backed securities.  Individual issues must be rated A or above by one of the major rating agencies at the time of purchase.  Average maturity of the portfolio will range from 5 to 10 years.  Average quality of the portfolio will be maintained at AA.

Benchmark

Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index

Duration Range

4.5 to 6.5 years

Representative Portfolio Characteristics as of 6/30/2016

Quality Distribution

  • UST
  • AGY
  • MTG
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A
  • Baa
  • CASH

Sector Allocation

  • UST
  • MTG
  • FIN
  • SOVERIGN
  • AGY
  • IND
  • TELE/UTILITY
  • CASH