Preservation of Capital
Cincinnati Asset Management is a boutique, fixed income manager specializing in U.S. Corporate Bonds. Established in 1989 to build and manage high performance fixed income portfolios for individuals and institutions, our conservative and disciplined approach stresses preservation of capital, diversification, and high investment income. We have specialized in the management of corporate fixed income securities for our clients for over 30 years. We are an independent investment adviser registered with the SEC and structured as a corporation that is employee owned. The strength of our Firm lies with our niche focus, commitment to our investment process and depth of experience of our Portfolio Teams, Managing Directors and employees.
Credit spreads are poised to finish the week modestly wider. The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 106 on Thursday December 7 after having closed the week prior at 105. The 10yr is trading a 4.23% as we go to print Friday morning, just 3 basis points higher than its close the week prior. […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights The broad November rally in risk assets propelled CCCs, the riskiest tier of the junk bond market, alongside equities, to post the biggest monthly returns since January of this year. CCC yields plunged 125 basis points in November, also the most in 10 months, to 13.50%, driving gains of 4.53%. […]
Credit spreads will finish the week tighter and are currently at their tightest levels of 2023. The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 104 on Thursday November 30 after having closed the week prior at 109. The 10yr is trading a 4.29% as we go to print Friday morning, 18 basis points lower than […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights US junk bonds are headed for weekly gains as yields dropped 18 basis points week-to-date to 8.75% as of Thursday, after 5-year and 10-year US Treasury yields sank below 4.5%, falling about 19 basis points each. Yields fell below 9% and spreads below 400 basis points since the Federal […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights The US junk bond primary market has been inundated with new supply after a slow October, with companies selling almost $8 billion so far this week, making it the busiest since mid-September. Monthly volume has topped $9 billion, which is already about 96% of the total for all of October. […]
Credit spreads are looking to finish the week tighter for the third time in a row. The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 124 on Thursday November 9 after having closed the week prior at 125. The 10yr is trading a 4.59% as we go to print Friday morning, just 2 basis points higher […]
Credit spreads moved tighter for the second consecutive week. The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 125 on Thursday November 2 after having closed the week prior at 128. The 10yr is trading a 4.55% as we go to print Friday morning, 28 basis points lower on the week and 38 basis points lower […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights US junk bonds scored the biggest one-day gains in nine months, driving yields lower across ratings a day after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell hinted the central bank may now be finished with the most aggressive tightening cycle in four decades. The Fed implied that the recent run-up in long-term […]
Credit spreads moved tighter this week on the back of mostly positive earnings reports and muted primary supply. The Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index closed at 127 on Thursday October 26 after having closed the week prior at 130. The 10yr is trading a 4.85% as we go to print Friday morning, higher by 6 […]
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights US junk bond yields rose for the second day in a row and spreads widened 11 basis points to an almost four-month high of 431, driving modest losses for the second consecutive session. Losses were tempered as 10-year Treasury yields slid from near 5% last week to 4.85% on Thursday, […]
Individual investors benefit from the same disciplined approach we apply to the management of portfolios of our institutional clients. We buy/sell securities in institutional size that typically is more efficient than smaller retail purchases. The individual investor participates in these larger trades and enjoys the same pricing that the institutional client receives.
We focus on the needs of institutional clients, including pension plans, endowments, charitable organizations, and insurance companies. Our strategic investment philosophy, rather than a tactical trading approach, assures that the longer term requirements of these institutions are being met through disciplined investing. We are also able to tailor a portfolio to meet specific investment objectives.
Our investment process concentrates in the U.S. Corporate Bond market and offers solutions to investors which span the entire spectrum of credit quality from Investment Grade to High Yield. In all cases fundamental credit research is a primary element of our portfolio management process. Our approach stresses preservation of capital, diversification and high investment income.
CAM follows a conservative “bottom-up value” investment discipline that seeks out companies that are currently out of favor with investors, but poised to improve. The primary focus is preservation of capital with a secondary, but extremely important, emphasis on total return. Our portfolios are not managed to a benchmark from a portfolio construction perspective, but do look to outperform respective benchmarks over a full market cycle with less volatility. We do not utilize interest rate anticipation tactics. We look to minimize the impact of macro-economic factors, such as interest rate risk, from the investment process by employing defensive maturity structure within the portfolio
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For investors seeking potentially greater returns, this strategy focuses on bonds rated in the top two rating categories (Ba & B). Securities rated Caa and lower are not eligible for purchase.
Designed for the more conservative investor interested in an intermediate, investment grade corporate strategy that provides a premium yield to Treasury securities.
For investors interested in a shorter maturity profile which targets an allocation of 50% Investment Grade and 50% High Yield securities in one portfolio.
Combines the Investment Grade and High Yield strategies in an approximate 2/3 – 1/3 blend. It is designed for the investor who desires to achieve greater returns than the Investment Grade strategy while incurring less volatility than the High Yield strategy.
Designed for investors interested in a shorter maturity profile but do not wish to hold any non-investment grade securities. The average maturity of the portfolio, once seasoned, is less than half of that of our core Investment Grade strategy.
The CAM Broad Market Strategic Income Fund provides an opportunity for long-term investors to find a conservative risk/reward balance that focuses on downside protection and total return.