Helping clients achieve their income goals
Fixed income explained
When you buy a bond, you make a loan to a corporation, municipality or government agency. The borrower gets the cash it needs to fund its activities. And in exchange for using your money, the borrower promises to regularly pay you a specific interest rate for a set time – so you get fixed income.
Bonds and other fixed-income instruments provide a counterbalance when combined with stocks. That's because they typically fluctuate less than, and at different times, than stocks.
Our approach to fixed-income investing
We build fixed-income solutions that are more robust than you can access from a single provider. We use our best-in-class manager research to select managers with the strongest investment processes, no matter where they are or who they work for.
We combine these managers, actively managing them to create dynamic fixed-income portfolios that are diversified by strategy and security type. We manage investment risk carefully, using bespoke guidelines, quantitative risk analytics, and in-house and third-party limit monitoring.
Russell Investments' fixed-income products
Russell Investments' fixed-income solutions include benchmark-relative and total-return solutions. Our funds span many fixed-income spectrums, including quality (investment grade to high yield), duration (long duration to absolute return and low duration), geography (global to region specific), and sector (credit, emerging-market debt).
For larger investors, we also create bespoke solutions, using our multi-manager expertise and direct-investing capabilities.
- Global – portfolios that deliver a core fixed-income exposure, diversified across multiple managers.
- Emerging Markets – exploit diversity and growth to achieve potentially higher returns.
- Country and Region – products strategically positioned within a single region.
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